Stratigraphy of the upper miocene marls of scicli ragusa sicily

Di-Grande, A.; Romeo, M.

Rivista Italiana di Paleontologia e Stratigrafia 81(4): 491-526


ISSN/ISBN: 0035-6883
Accession: 006486676

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In the region around Scicli (Ragusa, Sicily) the outcropping lithostratigraphic sequence shows an underlying limestone complex grading without nonconformities to a marly complex covered by transgressive Pleistocene sediments. The biostratigraphic sequence shows that in the region around Scicli a mainly normal marine sedimentation occurred in the Messinian. The upper part of the Messinian whitish marls is on the whole to be referred to a regressive sequence with only one point of restricted marine environment perhaps with little evaporitic sedimentation, followed again by conditions of open sea, near the coast.