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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Palaeoenvironmental evolution of the Plio-Pleistocene Molise Periadriatic Basin (Southern Apennines, Italy) : insight from Montesecco Clays

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BRACONE V. ;

Abstract

Integrated sedimentological and micropalaeontological analyses of Montesecco Clays cropping out along the Molise Apennines foothills allow to reconstruct the depositional setting and major palaeoenvironmental changes within the Molise Periadriatic Basin (Apenninic foredeep) during the Late Pliocene and Early Pleistocene. Sedimentological and palaeocological data from 4 reference stratigraphic sections document an overall shallowing-upward tendency within Montesecco Clays, which is also confirmed by compositional data analysis of microfaunal assemblages. Lower Montesecco Clays (Ururi and Trigno sections) accumulated from the middle epibathyal/bathyal to lower circalittoral zone, while upper Montesecco Clays (Guglionesi and Colle Favaro-Petacciato sections) contain a microfauna indicative of an outer circalittoral to infralittoral environment. As documented by previous subsurface data, the palaeoecological analysis suggests increasing depths in the Molise Periadriatic Basin from NW to SE. - (NF)

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Italian Journal of Geosciences / ISSN 2038-1719

Editor : Società Geologica Italiana, Roma - ITALIE (2009)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 131, no2 [pp. 272-285]

Bibliographic references : 17 ref.

Collation : 9 fig., 2 tabl.

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 5205

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.3301/IJG.2012.20

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