Formal ratification of the GSSP for the base of the Calabrian Stage (second stage of the Pleistocene Series, Quaternary System)

@article{Cita2012FormalRO,
  title={Formal ratification of the GSSP for the base of the Calabrian Stage (second stage of the Pleistocene Series, Quaternary System)},
  author={M. B. Cita and P. Gibbard and M. Head and B. Alloway and A. Beu and M. Coltorti and V. M. Hall and L. Jia-qi and K. Knudsen and T. Kolfschoten and B. Pillans},
  journal={Episodes},
  year={2012},
  volume={35},
  pages={388-397}
}
  • M. B. Cita, P. Gibbard, +8 authors B. Pillans
  • Published 2012
  • Geology
  • Episodes
  • The Calabrian Stage is now formally defined by the Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point (GSSP) at Vrica, Calabria, Italy. This GSSP had previously defined the base of the Pleistocene Series. The Calabrian becomes the second stage of the Pleistocene Series and Quaternary System, following the Gelasian. The GSSP occurs at the base of the marine claystone conformably overlying sapropelic bed 'e' within Segment B in the Vrica section. This lithological level represents the primary marker… CONTINUE READING
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