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Journal of International Geoscience

Regular Issue Vol 41 No 1 (Mar, 2018)

The Global Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP) for the base of the Chattian Stage (Paleogene System, Oligocene Series) at Monte Cagnero, Italy

DOI: 10.18814/epiiugs/2018/v41i1/018003

Authors

  • Rodolfo Coccioni (Dipartimento di Scienze Pure e Applicate (DiSPeA) dell’Università degli Studi “Carlo Bo,” Campus Scientifico, Località Crocicchia, 61029, Urbino, Italy)
  • Alessandro Montanari (Osservatorio Geologico di Coldigioco, 62020 Frontale di Apiro, Italy)
  • David Bice (Department of Geosciences, the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, USA)
  • Henk Brinkhuis (Laboratory of Palaeobotany and Palynology, Utrecht University, Budapestlaan 4, 3584 CD Utrecht, The Netherlands)
  • Alain Deino (Berkeley Geochronology Center, 2453 Ridge Road, Berkeley, California 94709, USA)
  • Fabrizio Frontalini (Dipartimento di Scienze Pure e Applicate (DiSPeA) dell’Università degli Studi “Carlo Bo,” Campus Scientifico, Località Crocicchia, 61029, Urbino, Italy)
  • Fabrizio Lirer (Istituto per l’Ambiente Marino Costiero (IAMC-CNR), Calata Porta di Massa, Interno Porto di Napoli, 80123 Napoli, Italy)
  • Patrizia Maiorano (Dipartimento di Scienze della T

Abstract

The GSSP for the base of the Chattian Stage (Paleogene System, Oligocene Series) is defined at meter level 197 in the Monte Cagnero section, which belongs to the pelagic succession of the Umbria–Marche basin (Urbania, central Italy: 43°38′47.81″N–12°28′03.83″E). This level with an astronomical age of 27.82 Ma coincides with the highest common occurrence of the planktonic foraminifer Chiloguembelina cubensis at the base of planktonic foraminiferal O5 Zone and falls in the upper part of calcareous nannofossil NP24 Zone, in the lower part of dinocyst Dbi Zone, and in the lower Chron C9n. The proposal was approved by the International Subcommission of Paleogene Stratigraphy in July 2015, approved by the International Commission of Stratigraphy in August 2016, and ratified by the International Union of Geological Sciences in September 2016.

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