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The Priabonian platform of the Venetian Prealps in the "Flessura Pedemontana" (southern Altopiano di Asiago and southern Monte Grappa Massif, northern Italy); a case history of confused lithostratigraphic nomenclature

Enrico Trevisani, Bruno Bizzotto and Cesare Andrea Papazzoni
The Priabonian platform of the Venetian Prealps in the "Flessura Pedemontana" (southern Altopiano di Asiago and southern Monte Grappa Massif, northern Italy); a case history of confused lithostratigraphic nomenclature
Bollettino della Societa Geologica Italiana (October 2009) 128 (3): 739-745

Abstract

The Italian Stratigraphic Commission of the Societa Geologica Italiana is currently working to clarify and simplify the rather confused lithostratigraphic nomenclature of Italy, by publishing the "Quaderni CARG", devoted to a new catalogue of the lithostratigraphic units. Referring to this effort, the Priabonian limestones of the Pradelgiglio Fm. and Santa Giustina Limestone Fm. (both formalized lithostratigraphic units) represent a clear example of the proliferation of formation names during last decades. The examination and description of a new stratigraphic succession near Crespano del Grappa, located just midway between the small outcrop of the Santa Giustina Limestone Fm. (close to Possagno, Treviso province) and the easternmost outcrops of the Pradelgiglio Fm. (neighbouring of Bassano del Grappa, Vicenza province), allowed to confirm the hypothesis that these two formational names refer indeed to a single Priabonian carbonate platform extending throughout the whole area between the Astico Creek and the Piave River. Therefore, we suggest abandoning the name "Santa Giustina Limestone", which is a junior partial synonym of the older "Pradelgiglio Formation".


ISSN: 0037-8763
Coden: BOGIAT
Serial Title: Bollettino della Societa Geologica Italiana
Serial Volume: 128
Serial Issue: 3
Title: The Priabonian platform of the Venetian Prealps in the "Flessura Pedemontana" (southern Altopiano di Asiago and southern Monte Grappa Massif, northern Italy); a case history of confused lithostratigraphic nomenclature
Affiliation: Museo di Storia Naturale di Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy
Pages: 739-745
Published: 200910
Text Language: English
Summary Language: Italian
Publisher: Societa Geologica Italiana, Rome, Italy
References: 35
Accession Number: 2010-047782
Categories: StratigraphySedimentary petrology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. sketch map
N44°47'60" - N46°40'60", E10°40'00" - E13°04'60"
Secondary Affiliation: Universita di Modena, ITA, Italy
Country of Publication: Italy
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 201026
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