Insights into the Early Evolution of the Côte d’Ivoire Margin (West Africa). / Scarselli, Nicola; Duval, Gregor ; Martin, Javier; McClay, Kenneth; Toothill, Steve.

Passive Margins: Tectonics, Sedimentation and Magmatism. ed. / K. R. McClay; J. A. Hammerstein. Vol. 476 Geological Society of London, 2018. p. 1-25.

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Insights into the Early Evolution of the Côte d’Ivoire Margin (West Africa). / Scarselli, Nicola; Duval, Gregor ; Martin, Javier; McClay, Kenneth; Toothill, Steve.

Passive Margins: Tectonics, Sedimentation and Magmatism. ed. / K. R. McClay; J. A. Hammerstein. Vol. 476 Geological Society of London, 2018. p. 1-25.

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Scarselli, N, Duval, G, Martin, J, McClay, K & Toothill, S 2018, Insights into the Early Evolution of the Côte d’Ivoire Margin (West Africa). in KR McClay & JA Hammerstein (eds), Passive Margins: Tectonics, Sedimentation and Magmatism. vol. 476, Geological Society of London, pp. 1-25. https://doi.org/10.1144/SP476.8

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Scarselli, N., Duval, G., Martin, J., McClay, K., & Toothill, S. (2018). Insights into the Early Evolution of the Côte d’Ivoire Margin (West Africa). In K. R. McClay, & J. A. Hammerstein (Eds.), Passive Margins: Tectonics, Sedimentation and Magmatism (Vol. 476, pp. 1-25). Geological Society of London. https://doi.org/10.1144/SP476.8

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Scarselli N, Duval G, Martin J, McClay K, Toothill S. Insights into the Early Evolution of the Côte d’Ivoire Margin (West Africa). In McClay KR, Hammerstein JA, editors, Passive Margins: Tectonics, Sedimentation and Magmatism. Vol. 476. Geological Society of London. 2018. p. 1-25 https://doi.org/10.1144/SP476.8

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Scarselli, Nicola ; Duval, Gregor ; Martin, Javier ; McClay, Kenneth ; Toothill, Steve. / Insights into the Early Evolution of the Côte d’Ivoire Margin (West Africa). Passive Margins: Tectonics, Sedimentation and Magmatism. editor / K. R. McClay ; J. A. Hammerstein. Vol. 476 Geological Society of London, 2018. pp. 1-25

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