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Formal ratification of the GSSP for the base of the Calabrian Stage (second stage of the Pleistocene Series, Quaternary System)

Cita, Maria Bianca; Gibbard, Phillip; Head, Martin J.; Alloway, B.; Beu, A.; Coltorti, M.; Hall, V.M.; Jiaqi, Liu; Knudsen , K.L.; van Kolfschoten, T.; Pillans, Bradley


The Calabrian Stage is now formally defined by the Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP) at Vrica, Calabria, Italy. This GSSP had previously defined the base of the Pleistocene Series. The Calabrian becomes the second stage of the Pleistocene Series and Quaternary System, following the Gelasian. The GSSP occurs at the base of the marine clay stone conformably overlying sapropelic bed 'e' within Segment B in the Vrica section. This lithological level represents the primary marker...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Episodes


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