The Bottaccione Section at Gubbio, central Italy; a classical Paleocene Tethyan setting revisited

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doi: 10.1127/nos/2015/0067
Author(s): Galeotti, Simone; Moretti, Matteo; Cappelli, Carlotta; Phillips, James; Lanci, Luca; Littler, Kate; Monechi, Simonetta; Petrizzo, Maria Rose; Premoli Silva, Isabella; Zachos, James C.
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
Università di Urbino, Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, della Vita e dell'Ambiente, Urbino, Italy
Other:
Università di Firenze, Italy
University of California, Santa Cruz, United States
Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy
Volume Title: Newsletters on Stratigraphy
Source: Newsletters on Stratigraphy, 48(3), p.325-339. Publisher: Gebrüder Bornträger, Berlin-Stuttgart, Germany. ISSN: 0078-0421 CODEN: NLSGAO
Note: In English. 43 refs.
Summary: The Upper Cretaceous to Paleocene succession cropping out at the Bottaccione section (Gubbio, central Italy) represents a classical Tethyan setting that served as a standard for the construction of the geomagnetic polarity time scale. Available biomagnetostratigraphy suggests that the Danian interval of the Bottaccione section is condensed relative to other outcrops in the area and/or might contain a non-identified stra tigraphic gap. By contrast, a new high-resolution integrated stratigraphic record presented here, including bio-, magneto-, chemo-, and cyclostratigraphy, provides evidence that the Bottaccione record is complete and comparable to other successions outcropping in the Umbria-Marche. However, the paleomagnetic signal of this classical section is partially corrupted in the upper Danian. Recognition of orbitally-forced sedimentary cycles, corresponding to the long eccentricity (405 kyr), and litho- and biostratigraphic correlation with the nearby Contessa Highway which provides a robust magnetostratigraphic record, allows a cyclochronological comparison with ODP Sites 1209 and 1262 and the Zumaia land-based succession. Cycle counting suggests the presence of 10 long-eccentricity cycles between the Cretaceous/Paleogene (K/Pg) boundary and the top C27n event, which has implications for the age of the latter chronohorizon.
Year of Publication: 2015
Research Program: ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 12 Stratigraphy, Historical Geology and Paleoecology; Algae; Apennines; Atlantic Ocean; Biostratigraphy; Cenozoic; Europe; Gubbio Italy; Italy; Leg 198; Leg 208; Magnetostratigraphy; Microfossils; Nannofossils; North Pacific; Northern Apennines; Northwest Pacific; ODP Site 1209; ODP Site 1262; Ocean Drilling Program; Pacific Ocean; Paleocene; Paleogene; Perugia Italy; Plantae; Shatsky Rise; South Atlantic; Southern Europe; Tertiary; Tethys; Umbria Italy; Walvis Ridge; West Pacific
Coordinates: S271100 S271100 E0013500 E0013400
N323900 N324000 E1583100 E1583000
N431500 N432500 E0134200 E0133500
Record ID: 2017055170
Copyright Information: GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Geoline, Bundesanstalt fur Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, Hanover, Germany