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

SP476 Passive Margins: Tectonics, Sedimentation and Magmatism. ed. / K. R. McClay; J. A. Hammerstein. Vol. 476 Geological Society of London Special Publication, 2018.

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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.

SP476 Passive Margins: Tectonics, Sedimentation and Magmatism. ed. / K. R. McClay; J. A. Hammerstein. Vol. 476 Geological Society of London Special Publication, 2018.

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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), SP476 Passive Margins: Tectonics, Sedimentation and Magmatism. vol. 476, Geological Society of London Special Publication. 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.), SP476 Passive Margins: Tectonics, Sedimentation and Magmatism (Vol. 476). Geological Society of London Special Publication. 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, SP476 Passive Margins: Tectonics, Sedimentation and Magmatism. Vol. 476. Geological Society of London Special Publication. 2018 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). SP476 Passive Margins: Tectonics, Sedimentation and Magmatism. editor / K. R. McClay ; J. A. Hammerstein. Vol. 476 Geological Society of London Special Publication, 2018.

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