HIGH RESOLUTION BIOSTRATIGRAPHY AND PALEOECOLOGY OF THE EARLY PLIOCENE SUCCESSION OF PISSOURI BASIN (CYPRUS ISLAND)

 
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2010 (EN)
HIGH RESOLUTION BIOSTRATIGRAPHY AND PALEOECOLOGY OF THE EARLY PLIOCENE SUCCESSION OF PISSOURI BASIN (CYPRUS ISLAND) (EN)

Triantaphyllou, M. V
Dimiza, M. D.
Theodorou, G.
Drinia, H.
Kontakiotis, G.
Tsolakis, E.
Antonarakou, A.

The Pissouri basin (Cyprus Island) corresponds to a small tectonically controlled depression elongated NNW-SSE and widening southward in the direction of the deep Mediterranean domain. In the centre of the basin, the section Pissouri South, about 100 m thick, consists of well-preserved cyclic marine sediments including laminated brownish layers alternating with grey homogeneous marls. Plankton biostratigraphy (calcareous nannofossil and planktonic foraminifera) revealed a remarkable number of biovents bracketing the Zanclean-Piacenzian boundary. In particular the Highest Occurrence (HO) of Reticulofenestra pseudoumbilicus suggests the presence of NN14/15-NN16 nannofossil biozone boundary, dated at 3.84 Ma. Additionally the defined planktonic foraminiferal MPL3-MPL4a and MPL4a-MPL4b zone boundaries point to ages between 3.81 and 3.57 Ma, in Pissouri North section. Zanclean/Piacenzian boundary (3.6 Ma) is placed at 75.8 m from the base of the section, considering Discoaster pentaradiatus top paracme (3.61 Ma) and Globorotalia crassaformis first influx (3.6 Ma) bioevents. The cyclically developed sapropelic layers around the Zanclean – Piacenzian boundary suggest a climate characterized by a period of warm temperate conditions and a highly stratified water column that occurred at times of precession minima. (EN)

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calcareous nannofossil (EN)
foraminifera (EN)
fossil Pissouri Basin (EN)
Zanclean-Piacenzian (EN)

Ελληνική Γεωλογική Εταιρεία (EL)
Geological Society of Greece (EN)

Δελτίο της Ελληνικής Γεωλογικής Εταιρίας

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Geological Society of Greece (EN)

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Δελτίο της Ελληνικής Γεωλογικής Εταιρείας; Vol 43, No 2 (2010): 12th International Conference of the G.S.G.; 763-772 (EL)
Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece; Vol 43, No 2 (2010): 12th International Conference of the G.S.G.; 763-772 (EN)

Copyright (c) 2017 M. V Triantaphyllou, A. Antonarakou, H. Drinia, M. D. Dimiza, G. Kontakiotis, E. Tsolakis, G. Theodorou (EN)



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