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STRATI 2013 pp 103-105 | Cite as

The Bottaccione Section at Gubbio, Central Italy: A Classic Palaeocene Tethyan Setting Revisited

  • Simone GaleottiEmail author
  • Matteo Moretti
  • Carlotta Cappelli
  • James Phillips
  • Luca Lanci
  • Kate Littler
  • Simonetta Monechi
  • Maria Rose Petrizzo
  • Isabella Premoli Silva
  • James C. Zachos
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Abstract

Available biomagnetostratigraphy suggests that the Palaeocene interval in the classic Tethyan setting of the Bottaccione section (Gubbio, central Italy) may be condensed relative to other outcrops in the area and/or that the Bottaccione succession may contain an unidentified stratigraphic gap in the lower Palaeocene. However, new integrated stratigraphic data, including from bio-, magneto-, chemo-, and cyclostratigraphy, provide robust evidence that the Bottaccione section is complete and comparable to other successions cropping out in the Umbria–Marche area, which solves potential conflicts in the interpretation of the regional biostratigraphic and lithostratigraphic records. The recognition of orbitally forced sedimentary cycles, together with the availability of a carbon isotope profile, makes the Bottaccione outcrop a potential reference section for comparison with the already-available record of carbon-cycle alterations in the early–middle Palaeocene.

Keywords

Palaeocene Integrated stratigraphy Bottaccione 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simone Galeotti
    • 1
    Email author
  • Matteo Moretti
    • 1
  • Carlotta Cappelli
    • 2
  • James Phillips
    • 3
  • Luca Lanci
    • 4
  • Kate Littler
    • 3
  • Simonetta Monechi
    • 2
  • Maria Rose Petrizzo
    • 5
  • Isabella Premoli Silva
    • 5
  • James C. Zachos
    • 3
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, della Vita e dell’AmbienteUniversità di Urbino, Campus Scientifico ‘E. Mattei’UrbinoItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienze della TerraUniversità di FirenzeFlorenceItaly
  3. 3.Earth Sciences DepartmentUniversity of California, Santa CruzSanta CruzUSA
  4. 4.Dipartimento di Scienze di Base e FondamentiUniversità di UrbinoUrbinoItaly
  5. 5.Dipartimento di Scienze della TerraUniversità di MilanoMilanItaly

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