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Miocene Stratigraphy

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Series: Developments in Palaeontology and Stratigraphy Volume: 15

Edited By: A Montanari, GS Odin and R Coccioni


Hardback | Dec 1997 | #85239 | ISBN: 0444824987
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Integrated stratigraphy is essential for: detailed paleoecologic studies of critical intervals in Earth history; the calibration of the time scale for global use; and the establishment of Global Stratotype Sections and Points (GSSPs) for the definition of chronostratigraphic boundaries. This work constitutes an example of how interdisciplinary stratigraphic and geochronologic studies are approached with modern methodologies and techniques. It contains numerous unpublished radioisotopic dates of volcano-sedimentary layers interbedded in fossiliferous marine and continental Miocene sequences representing Mediterranean and Pacific environments. Detailed paleontologic data which constitutes the basis for an accurate definition of the Miocene biostratigraphy and the study of the ecologic evolution of Miocene marine environments are also included. This work should be of interest to stratigraphers, paleontologists and sedimentologists plus geologists working in oil companies.


Part A. The Historical Stratotypes. Chronostratigraphic units: historical stratotypes and global stratotypes (G.S. Odin). The Aquitanian historical stratotype (A. Poignant et al. ). The Burdigalian historical stratotype ( A. Poignant et al. ). The Burdigalian historical stratotype in the Rhodanian area (S. Pouyet et al. ). Sr isotope record in the area of the Lower Miocene historical stratotypes of the Aquitaine basin (France) (B. Cahuzac et al. ). Langhian, Serravallian, and Tortonian historical stratotypes (D. Rio et al. ). Calcareous plankton biostratigraphy of the Langhian historical stratotype (E. Fornaciari et al. ). Planktonic foraminiferal biostratigraphy of the Tortonian historical stratotype, Rio Mazzapiedi-Castellania Section, northwestern Italy (P. Miculan). The Messinian historical stratotype and the Tortonian-Messinian boundary (M.L. Colalongo, G. Pasini). Proposal for the global stratotype section and point (GSSP) for the base of the Neogene (the Palaeogene/Neogene Boundary) (F.F. Steininger et al. ). The Miocene-Pliocene boundary: present and future (J.P. Suc et al. ). Part B. Geology of the Two Main Study Areas. Miocene Palaeogeography of the Tethys ocean; potential global correlations in the Mediterranean (B. Vrielynck et al. ). Tectonic setting of the Miocene northern Apennines: the problem of contemporaneous compression and extension (G. Pialli, W. Alvarez). Geology, tectonics, and integrated stratigraphy potential of Japan (M. Takahashi, M. Oda). Part C. Studies Relevant to the Lower Miocene Subseries. Introduction (A. Montanari, R. Coccioni). Integrated stratigraphy near the Oligocene-Miocene boundary in the Piedmont basin (Italy): biostratigraphy and geochronology (G.S. Odin et al. ). Integrated stratigraphy (biostratigraphy and geochronology) of the Early Miocene sequence from the Emilian apennines (Italy) (G.S. Odin et al. ). Integrated stratigraphy of the Chattian to mid-Burdigalian pelagic sequence of the Contessa valley (Gubbio, Italy) (A. Montanari et al. ). Potential integrated stratigraphy of the Aquitanian to Upper Burdigalian section at Santa Croce di Arcevia (NE Apennines, Italy) (R. Coccioni et al. ). Biostratigraphy and geochronology of a Miocene continental volcaniclastic layer from the Ebro basin, Spain (G.S. Odin et al. ). Part D. Studies Relevant to the Middle Miocene Subseries. Introduction (A. Montanari, R. Coccioni). Integrated stratigraphy of the Upper Burdigalian-Lower Langhian section at Moria (Marche region, Italy) (A. Deino et al. ). Potential integrated stratigraphy in the Langhian l'Annunziata section near Apiro (Marche region, Italy) (A. Montanari et al. ). Biostratigraphy and geochronology of an Early Serravallian volcaniclastic layer from Sicily (G.S. Odin et al. ). Potential integrated Middle Miocene stratigraphy in southeastern Spain (Ch. Montenat et al. ). The potential for integrated stratigraphic studies of Middle Miocene sequences in central Japan (M. Takahashi, M. Oda).

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