Upper Cretaceous-Paleocene magnetic stratigraphy at Gubbio, Italy V. Type section for the Late Cretaceous-Paleocene geomagnetic reversal time scale

Walter Alvarez, Michael Allan Arthur, Alfred G. Fischer, William Lowrie, Giovanni Napoleone, Isabella Premoli Silva, William M. Roggenthen

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Abstract

A biostratigraphically complete and well-exposed sequence of Upper Cretaceous-Paleocene pelagic limestones at Gubbio, Italy, has provided a record of geomagnetic polarity reversals that closely matches the sequence inferred from marine magnetic anomalies. Abundant foraminifera permit accurate dating of the sequence. Because of these favorable circumstances, the Gubbio locality is formally proposed as the magnetostratigraphic type section for the Upper Cretaceous and Paleocene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-389
Number of pages7
JournalBulletin of the Geological Society of America
Volume88
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977

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Alvarez, Walter ; Arthur, Michael Allan ; Fischer, Alfred G. ; Lowrie, William ; Napoleone, Giovanni ; Silva, Isabella Premoli ; Roggenthen, William M. / Upper Cretaceous-Paleocene magnetic stratigraphy at Gubbio, Italy V. Type section for the Late Cretaceous-Paleocene geomagnetic reversal time scale. In: Bulletin of the Geological Society of America. 1977 ; Vol. 88, No. 3. pp. 383-389.
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In: Bulletin of the Geological Society of America, Vol. 88, No. 3, 01.01.1977, p. 383-389.

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