Magneto stratigraphy of the late cenozoic of the boso peninsula central japan

Nakagawa, H.; Niitsuma, N.

Quaternary Research 7(3): 294-301


ISSN/ISBN: 0033-5894
DOI: 10.1016/0033-5894(77)90022-9
Accession: 005844381

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Marine Pliocene and Pleistocene beds of the Boso Peninsula are > 3 km thick and contain abundant fauna and flora. Almost continuous deposition occurred at a high sedimentation rate from the early part of the last reversed geomagnetic polarity epoch to the middle part of the last normal polarity epoch. Several microbiostratigraphic marker horizons enable correlation with deep-sea sediments fully independent of magnetostratigraphic zonation. Globorotalia truncatulinoides first occurs below the normal polarity event BO-B-2, which is correlated with the Olduvai Event in deep-sea sediments, whereas the disappearance of discoasters and the first occurrence of Gephyrocapsa caribbeanica are recognized at the top of BO-B-2, and the first occurrence of Gephyrocapsa oceanica is recognized at the top of BO-B-1. Based on the correlation of the Boso section with Mediterranean stage stratotype sections, the transition from the Pliocene to Pleistocene is estimated to be in the lower part of the Kazusa Group.