OVERVIEW OF THE PLIO-PLEISTOCENE GEOLOGY OF RHODES, GREECE. LITHOLOGY, CALCAREOUS NANNOFOSSIL BIOSTRATIGRAPHY, AND SAMPLING OF THE KALLITHEA BAY SECTION
Published:July 13, 2005
Erik Thomsen, Tine L. Rasmussen, Annette Hastrup, 2005. "OVERVIEW OF THE PLIO-PLEISTOCENE GEOLOGY OF RHODES, GREECE. LITHOLOGY, CALCAREOUS NANNOFOSSIL BIOSTRATIGRAPHY, AND SAMPLING OF THE KALLITHEA BAY SECTION", Lagoon to Deep-Water Formaminifera and Ostracods from the Plio-Pleistocene Kallithea Bay Section, Rhodes, Greece, Tine L. Rasmussen, Annette Hastrup, Erik Thomsen
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The Kallithea Bay section on the east coast of Rhodes represents an overall transgressive succession ranging from fluviatile and brackish water gravel at the base to deep-water marl at the top. The brackish water and near-shore deposits are assigned to the Kritika Formation, while the deep-water deposits are assigned to the Lindos Bay clay. Calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy shows that the age of the marine sequence is early Pleistocene. The brackish water sediments are difficult to date, but they are probably of late Pliocene age. Sixty-nine samples representing all environments were collected and processed for paleobiological investigations of foraminifera and ostracods.