Different types of sedimentary rocks (primary gypsum, laminated shale) record the onset of the Messinian Salinity Crisis in the Mediterranean successions; this event occurred synchronously at 5.96 Ma. The disappearance of calcareous microfossils is one of the proxies used so far to identify this timeline. In the Tertiary Piedmont Basin calcareous microfossils disappear before, at or after the onset but, when present, they show a very distinctive stratigraphic sequence of bioevents. This allows us to place the onset of the MSC in distal, intermediate, and marginal settings independently from gypsum deposition.

Calcareous microfossils as tracers of major palaeoceanographic perturbations: the case of the onset of the Messinian salinity crisis in the Tertiary Piedmont Basin (NW Italy)

LOZAR, Francesca;VIOLANTI, Donata;BERNARDI, ELISA;DELA PIERRE, Francesco;NATALICCHIO, Marcello
2014

Abstract

Different types of sedimentary rocks (primary gypsum, laminated shale) record the onset of the Messinian Salinity Crisis in the Mediterranean successions; this event occurred synchronously at 5.96 Ma. The disappearance of calcareous microfossils is one of the proxies used so far to identify this timeline. In the Tertiary Piedmont Basin calcareous microfossils disappear before, at or after the onset but, when present, they show a very distinctive stratigraphic sequence of bioevents. This allows us to place the onset of the MSC in distal, intermediate, and marginal settings independently from gypsum deposition.
STRATI 2013 First International Congress on Stratigraphy At the cutting edge of Stratigraphy
Springer
Springer Geology
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9783319043630
http://www.springer.com/earth+sciences+and+geography/geology/book/978-3-319-04363-0
Calcareous microfossils,; Tertiary Piedmont Basin,; Messinian salinity crisis,
Lozar Francesca; Violanti Donata; Bernardi Elisa; Dela Pierre Francesco; Natalicchio Marcello
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