We propose the institution of the Galatone Formation for a mainly calcareous and calcareous marly succession of Salento, probably aged late Chattianh characterized by recurrent, micro- and macro-faunistic low diversity or even monospecific association s, which indicate a lagoon environment exposed to oscillations of salinity. The typc-locality of this unit corresponds to its area of outcrop near Galatone and as stratotype is proposed a compound section, the lower part of which is exposed along the cutting of Superstrada Lecce-Gallipoli, whereas the upper part crops out in the cutting of “South-East” Railway; however valid exposures also occur near Lecce and at S. Maria al Bagno, along the Ionian coast of Salento. In the type-locality, of which we provide a geological map, the formation has a total thickness of 85 meters, it lies unconformably on Cretaceous (?) limestones with the interposition of a level of “terra rossa” and underlies the transgressive and unconformable Calcareniti del Salento which age is Lower Pleistocene.

Bossio, A., Esu, D., Foresi, L.M., Girotti, O., Iannone, A., Luperto, E., et al. (1998). Formazione di Galatone, nuovo nome per un’unità litostratigrafica del Salento (Puglia, Italia meridionale). ATTI DELLA SOCIETÀ TOSCANA DI SCIENZE NATURALI RESIDENTE IN PISA. MEMORIE. SERIE B, 105, 151-156.

Formazione di Galatone, nuovo nome per un’unità litostratigrafica del Salento (Puglia, Italia meridionale)

FORESI, L. M.;MAZZEI, R.;SALVATORINI, G.
1998

Abstract

We propose the institution of the Galatone Formation for a mainly calcareous and calcareous marly succession of Salento, probably aged late Chattianh characterized by recurrent, micro- and macro-faunistic low diversity or even monospecific association s, which indicate a lagoon environment exposed to oscillations of salinity. The typc-locality of this unit corresponds to its area of outcrop near Galatone and as stratotype is proposed a compound section, the lower part of which is exposed along the cutting of Superstrada Lecce-Gallipoli, whereas the upper part crops out in the cutting of “South-East” Railway; however valid exposures also occur near Lecce and at S. Maria al Bagno, along the Ionian coast of Salento. In the type-locality, of which we provide a geological map, the formation has a total thickness of 85 meters, it lies unconformably on Cretaceous (?) limestones with the interposition of a level of “terra rossa” and underlies the transgressive and unconformable Calcareniti del Salento which age is Lower Pleistocene.
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