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Integrated magnetostratigraphy, biostratigraphy, and chronostratigraphy of the Paleogene pelagic succession at Gubbio (central Italy)

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Rodolfo Coccioni
Rodolfo Coccioni
Dipartimento di Scienze Pure e Applicate, Università degli Studi di Urbino “Carlo Bo,” Campus Scientifico, Località Crocicchia, 61029 Urbino, Italy
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Rita Catanzariti
Rita Catanzariti
Istituto Geoscienze e Georisorse Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, 56124 Pisa, Italy
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Fabrizio Frontalini
Fabrizio Frontalini
Dipartimento di Scienze Pure e Applicate, Università degli Studi di Urbino “Carlo Bo,” Campus Scientifico, Località Crocicchia, 61029 Urbino, Italy
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Bruno Galbrun
Bruno Galbrun
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, UMR (Unité Mixte de Recherche) 7193 ISTeP (Institut des Sciences de la Terre—Paris) 75252 Paris cedex 5, France
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Luigi Jovane
Luigi Jovane
Instituto Oceanográfico, Universidade de São Paulo, 05508–090 São Paulo, Brazil
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Alessandro Montanari
Alessandro Montanari
Osservatorio Geologico di Coldigioco, 62021 Apiro, Italy
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Jairo F. Savian
Jairo F. Savian
Departamento de Geologia, Instituto de Geociências, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Avenida Bento Gonçalves 9500, 91501-970 Porto Alegre, Brazil
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Marianna Sideri
Marianna Sideri
Dipartimento di Scienze Pure e Applicate, Università degli Studi di Urbino “Carlo Bo,” Campus Scientifico, Località Crocicchia, 61029 Urbino, Italy
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Published:
July 01, 2016

The Contessa Valley and the Bottaccione Gorge located close to Gubbio (central Italy) include some of the most complete successions of Paleogene sediments known from the Tethyan realm. Owing to the continuous deposition in a pelagic setting, a rather modest tectonic overprint, and the availability of excellent age control through magnetostratigraphy, biostratigraphy, chronostratigraphy, and tephrostratigraphy, and direct radioisotopic dates from interbedded volcaniclastic layers, these sediments have played a prominent role in the establishment of standard Paleogene time scales. We present here a complete and well-preserved Paleogene pelagic composite succession of the Gubbio area that provides the means for a more accurate and precise calibration of the Paleogene time scale. As a necessary step toward the compilation of a more robust database on a wide scale so to improve the magnetostratigraphic, biostratigraphic, and chronostratigraphic framework of the classical Tethyan zonations, enabling regional and supraregional correlations, we have constructed a record of reliable Paleogene planktonic foraminifera, calcareous nannofossil, and dinocyst biohorizons commonly used in tropical to subtropical Cenozoic zonations. In addition, an age model is provided for the Paleogene pelagic composite succession based on magnetostratigraphy, planktonic foraminifera, calcareous nannofossils, and dinocysts that contributes to an integrated chronology for the Paleogene Tethyan sediments from 66 to 23 Ma.

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GSA Special Papers

The Stratigraphic Record of Gubbio: Integrated Stratigraphy of the Late Cretaceous–Paleogene Umbria-Marche Pelagic Basin

Marco Menichetti
Marco Menichetti
Dipartimento di Scienze Pure e Applicate, Universita` degli Studi di Urbino, 61029 Urbino (PU), Italy
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Rodolfo Coccioni
Rodolfo Coccioni
Dipartimento di Scienze Pure e Applicate, Universita` degli Studi di Urbino, 61029 Urbino (PU), Italy
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Alessandro Montanari
Alessandro Montanari
Osservatorio Geologico di Coldigioco, Cda. Coldigioco 4, 62021 Apiro (MC), Italy
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Geological Society of America
Volume
524
ISBN print:
9780813725246
Publication date:
July 01, 2016

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