Douglas M. Peck, Tom M. Missimer, David H. Slater, Sherwood W. Wise, Jr., Thomas H. O'donnell; Late Miocene glacial-eustatic lowering of sea level: Evidence from the Tamiami Formation of south Florida. Geology ; 7 (6): 285–288. doi: https://doi.org/10.1130/0091-7613(1979)7<285:LMGLOS>2.0.CO;2
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Upper Miocene subsurface stratigraphic sections in southwest Florida provide evidence of a major regression attributed to a glacial-eustatic sea-level drop associated with late Miocene Southern Hemisphere glaciation. The regression is indicated by pronounced lithologic, faunal, and floral changes indicative of a fluctuation from marine to brackish water conditions. In some wells the regression is evidenced by quartz pebbles overlying a disconformity. A similar regression recorded in terrestrial vertebrate deposits of the Florida platform suggests that it may be possible to establish an integrated onshore-offshore stratigraphy, chronology, and paleoenvironmental history for this region.