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Episodes 1997; 20(1): 23-28

Published online March 1, 1997


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The Global Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP) for the base of the Neogene 

Fritz F. Steininger1, M.P. Aubry, W.A. Berggren, M. Biolzi, A. M.Borsetti, Julie E. Cartlidge, F. Cati, R. Corfield, R. Gelati, S. Iaccarino, C. Napoleone, F. Ottner, F. Rögl, R. Roetzel, S. Spezzaferri, F. Tateo, G. Villa, D. Zevenboom

1Senckencberg Research Institution and Natural History Museum in Frankfurt/Main, Germany

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The Paleogene-Neogene Period-System boundary, which defines also the Oligocene-Miocene Epoch-Series boundary is defined in the Lemme-Carrosio section in the village of Carrosio, south of the town of Gavi and north of Voltaggio (Alessandria Province), northern Italy.