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Cooling evidence from Pleistocene shelf assemblages in SE Sicily

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I. Di Geronimo
I. Di Geronimo
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R. Di Geronimo
R. Di Geronimo
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R. La Perna
R. La Perna
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A. Rosso
A. Rosso
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R. Sanfilippo
R. Sanfilippo
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Published:
January 01, 2000

Abstract

A short Lower Pleistocene section, cropping out in SE Sicily, is studied. The sequence mainly consists of richly fossiliferous sandy layers with Arctica islandica, deposited in mid-shelf environments. Molluscs, bryozoans, serpuloideans and calcareous algae are investigated, to identify species with palaeoclimatological implications. Apart from some well-known North Atlantic molluscs, other species are identified as palaeoclimatological tools. Cooling evidence is provided by such palaeoclimatological indicators and by the increasing shell size in some species.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

Climates: Past and Present

Malcolm B. Hart
Malcolm B. Hart
Department of Geological Sciences, University of Plymouth, UK
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Geological Society of London
Volume
181
ISBN electronic:
9781862394292
Publication date:
January 01, 2000

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