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Vol. 9 - 2010

Vol. 8 - 2009

Vol. 7 - 2008
SP 1 - 2008

Vol. 6 - 2007
Vol. 5 - 2006
Vol. 4 - 2005
Vol. 3 - 2004
Vol. 2 - 2003
Vol. 1 - 2001-2002

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GeoActa Special Publication 1 2008

Acquisto online

an international Journal of Earth Sciences

Giovanni Sarti, Giovanni Zanchetta, Lorenzo Ciulli
Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra, Università di Pisa, Via S. Maria, 53, 56126 Pisa, Italy.
André Colonese
Dipartimento di Archeologia e Storia delle Arti, Università di Siena, Via delle Cerchia 5, 53100 Siena, Italy

Late Quaternary oligotypical non-marine mollusc fauna from southern Tuscany: climatic and stratigraphic implications

Volume 4, 2005, pages 159-167

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An oligotypical non-marine mollusc assemblage, indicating arid and likely cold climate conditions, has been found in the sea cliff-section of Baratti Gulf (southern Tuscany). The succession is constituted by an alternation of marine, coastal and continental deposits comprised between marine isotope substage (MIS) 5c and MIS 1. Eleven lithostratigraphic units have been recognised. According to previous dating work, the non-marine mollusc assemblage has been correlated to MIS 4. The global sea-level curves compared to the stratigraphic reconstruction at Baratti, suggest a first phase of subsidence followed by a very recent uplift. These data are in conflict with other neotectonic reconstruction based on MIS 5e markers for this area.

Keywords: Non-marine fauna, Late Quaternary, Sea-level changes, Tectonics, Tuscany.