Persico Davide

Persico Davide
Università di Parma | UNIPR · Department of Physics and Earth Sciences

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We report a new fossil-bearing locality from the "Chaotic Complex" units in the Northern Apennine Chain of the Emilia-Romagna Region (Northern Italy). The material collected includes an articulated series of nine caudal vertebrae referable to a large-bodied ichthyosaur. Based on the nannofossil assemblage sampled from the matrix encasing the verteb...
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We present a basin-wide correlation of the pre-evaporitic succession across the deep Levant basin, based on integrated bio- and cyclostratigraphy. The onset of Messinian salinity crisis (MSC) can be placed in all studied wells where foraminifers suddenly disappear and normal marine calcareous nannofossils are replaced by opportunistic assemblages....
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The wooly rhinoceros (Coelodonta antiquitatis) and forest rhinoceros (Stephanorhinus kirchbergensis), were prominent representatives of the Middle and Late Pleistocene glacial and interglacial faunas of Eurasia. Their diet has traditionally been inferred on functional morphology of the dentition and skull. In rare cases, food remains are preserved...
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We investigated the calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy and magnetostratigraphy of middle Eocene – lower Oligocene sediments from ODP Hole 709 C, equatorial Indian Ocean. The new bio-magnetostratigraphic analyses have resulted in an accurate biochronology of the interval spanning Chrons C20r (middle Eocene) to C12r, in which 29 bioevents were in...
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The India-Asia collision led to the demise of the Tethys Ocean, and the subsequent uplift of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau had a profound impact on Cenozoic topography, oceanography, and climate. However, collision ages vary depending on collision definition and methodology, with the cessation of marine deposition constraining the minimum/youngest coll...
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A perfectly preserved left felid hemimandible has been found in fluvial deposits of the Po River near Cremona (Northern Italy). The fossil, found in allochthonous position within an alluvial bar, corresponding in morphology and size at the hemimandible of modern and fossil lions. The bone, in excellent conditions, is characterized by the presence o...
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A Stephanorhinus kirchbergensis (Jäger, 1839) skull was found along the Po River near Spinadesco (Cremona, Lombardia, Northern Italy). It was found in an excellent preservation status even if without the lower jaw as well as the third left upper molar. At that time, a certain amount of plant remains was found inside the dental fossettae. Later poll...
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In July 2013, a Stephanorhinus kirchbergensis (Jäger, 1839) skull was found along the Po River near Spinadesco (Cremona, Lombardia, Northern Italy). It was found in an excellent preservation status even if without the lower jaw as well as the third left upper molar. At that time, a certain amount of plant remains was found inside the dental fossett...
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Il Bodrio Oasi Le Margherite ed il Bodrio di Cascina Margherita sono due zone umide nel territorio di San Daniele Po, in provincia di Cremona, Lombardia, in cui le osservazioni di Emys orbicularis si sono susseguite a partire dal 1997 e gli interventi di habitat management hanno avuto risultati efficaci. Entrambi hanno alimentazione perenne tramite...
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It is largely accepted that in the Dinaric shallow foredeep basin, the onset of Cenozoic synorogenic sedimentation is diachronous along strike and shows orogen‐parallel southward younging, creating a large uncertainty in the age of the Dalmatian flysch. Calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy was studied to investigate a turbiditic succession expose...
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Background: The contemporary Italian wolf (Canis lupus italicus) represents a case of morphological and genetic uniqueness. Today, Italian wolves are also the only documented population to fall exclusively within the mitochondrial haplogroup 2, which was the most diffused across Eurasian and North American wolves during the Late Pleistocene. Howeve...
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New palaeontologic, sedimentologic, and Sr isotope data allow to reconstruct a high‐resolution chronostratigraphic and palaeoenvironmental framework of the continentalmarine transition at the Miocene–Pliocene boundary in the Sorbas Basin (Betic Cordillera, South‐eastern Spain). The presence of Reticulofenestra zancleana, Ceratolithus acutus, and R....
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Astronomical tuning of the Messinian pre-salt succession in the Levant Basin allows for the first time the reconstruction of a detailed chronology of the Messinian salinity crisis (MSC) events in deep setting and their correlation with marginal records that supports the CIESM (2008) 3-stages model. Our main conclusions are: i)MSC events were synchr...
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After the formalization of the base of the Miocene in the Lemme-Carrosio section (Italy) at the base of Subchron C6Cn.2n, the calcareous plankton biostratigraphy was refined in several open ocean Deep Sea Drilling Project/Ocean Drilling Program sites. However, high-resolution quantitative biostratigraphic studies, integrating planktonic foraminifer...
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A slender right felid tibia has been found in river deposits of the Po River in the territory of Cremona (Northern Italy). The fossil, found in allochthonous position within an alluvial bar, shows an overall slenderness and subtlety, different shape of the shaft from lateral view, or less pronounced medial malleolus, corresponding in morphology and...
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Nannofossil data from ODP Site 711 (equatorial Indian Ocean) yield a set of consistent, reliable biohorizons that form the basis of a revised calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy for the low-latitude Eocene-Oligocene. We discuss 31 biohorizons occurring over an 11 myr time interval which we correlate to previous magnetostratigraphic data. Calcare...
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New magnetobiostratigraphic data for the Late Oligocene through early Miocene at Deep Sea Drilling Project (DSDP) Hole 516F provide a significantly revised age model, which permits reevaluation of developments that led to the Mi-1 glacial event at the Oligocene-Miocene boundary. Our new high-resolution paleomagnetic study, which is supported by qua...
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Nannofossil data from ODP Site 711 (equatorial Indian Ocean) yield a set of consistent, reliable biohorizons that form the basis of a revised calcareous nannofossil biostratigraphy for the low-latitude Eocene-Oligocene. We discuss 31 biohorizons occurring over an 11 myr time interval which we correlate to previous magnetostratigraphic data. Calcare...
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During the Eocene-Oligocene transition, Earth cooled significantly from a greenhouse to an icehouse climate. Nannofossil assemblages from Southern Ocean sites enable evaluation of paleoceanographic changes and, hence, of the oceanic response to Antarctic ice sheet evolution during the Eocene and Oligocene. A combination of environmental factors suc...
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The depositional history of the Storfjorden and Kveithola trough-mouth fans (TMFs) in the northwestern Barents Sea has been investigated within two coordinated Spanish and Italian projects in the framework of the International Polar Year (IPY) Activity 367, NICE STREAMS. The investigation has been conducted using a multidisciplinary approach to the...
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Stratigraphic drilling from the McMurdo Ice Shelf in the 2006/2007 austral summer recovered a 1284.87 m sedimentary succession from beneath the sea floor. Key age data for the core include magnetic polarity stratigraphy for the entire succession, diatom biostratigraphy for the upper 600 m and 40Ar/39Ar ages for in-situ volcanic deposits as well as...
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Stratigraphic drilling from the McMurdo Ice Shelf in the 2006/2007 austral summer recovered a 1284.87 m sedimentary succession from beneath the sea floor. Key age data for the core include magnetic polarity stratigraphy for the entire succession, diatom biostratigraphy for the upper 600 m and 40Ar/39Ar ages for in-situ volcanic deposits as well as...
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This work presents the stratigraphic distribution of several species of calcareous nannofossil in the middle Eocene early-Oligocene from four Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) sites located between 60° and 65°S paleolatitude in the Southern Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Useful nannofossil datums that should facilitate construction of age-models and contri...
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In 2007, the Antarctic Geological Drilling Program (ANDRILL) drilled 1138.54 m of strata ∼10 km off the East Antarctic coast, including an expanded early to middle Miocene succession not previously recovered from the Antarctic continental shelf. Here, we present a facies model, distribution, and paleoclimatic interpretation for the AND-2A drill hol...
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In 2007, the Antarctic Geological Drilling Program (ANDRILL) drilled 1138.54 m of strata ∼10 km off the East Antarctic coast, including an expanded early to middle Miocene succession not previously recovered from the Antarctic continental shelf. Here, we present a facies model, distribution, and paleoclimatic interpretation for the AND-2A drill hol...
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This work presents the stratigraphic distribution of several species of calcareous nannofossil in the middle Eocene early–Oligocene from four Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) sites located between 60° and 65°S paleolatitude in the Southern Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Useful nannofossil datums that should facilitate construction of age-models and contri...
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ampling of interstitial fluids during deep coring in southern McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, revealed the presence of seawater-sourced, hypersaline brine at depths >200 m below the seafloor. Na-Cl-Br and SO4-Cl-Br relationships are consistent with a concentration mechanism that involves the removal of pure H2O as ice and precipitation of mirabilite (Na...
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The Eocene-Oligocene transition represents the biggest biotic turnover in the Cenozoic, involving both terrestrial and marine realms. In this study we present the results obtained by a quantitative analysis of late Eocene-early Oligocene (35.5- 33.1 Ma) calcareous nannofossil assemblages from ODP Site 1090 Hole B (Leg 177). This Hole is located on...
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The Storfjorden sedimentary system (South-western Svalbard margin) was investigated during the EGLACOM cruise between 8th July and 4th August 2008 on board R/V OGS-Explora. EGLACOM (Evolution of a GLacial Arctic COntinental Margin: the southern Svalbard ice stream-dominated sedimentary system) project is the Italian contribution to the Internationa...
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The transition from the ice free early Paleogene world to the glaciated conditions of the early Oligocene has been matter of discussion in the last years. This transition has not been monotonic but punctuated by numerous transient cooling and warming events. Here we present a summary of recent studies based on Nannofossil response to climatic chang...
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Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Site 738 (Kerguelen Plateau) is a significant site for the Southern Ocean biostratigraphy and for paleoclimatic studies. Hole 738B spans the entire Eocene, with particularly good core recovery (~97%) of an upper middle Eocene to lowermost Oligocene section. Given the importance of this site, we performed new calcareous...
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Thirty years after oxygen isotope records from microfossils deposited in ocean sediments confirmed the hypothesis that variations in the Earth's orbital geometry control the ice ages, fundamental questions remain over the response of the Antarctic ice sheets to orbital cycles. Furthermore, an understanding of the behaviour of the marine-based West...
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Thirty years after oxygen isotope records frommicrofossils deposited in ocean sediments confirmed the hypothesis that variations in the Earth’s orbital geometry control the ice ages1, fundamental questions remain over the response of the Antarctic ice sheets to orbital cycles2. Furthermore, an understanding of the behaviour of the marinebased West...
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The climatic history of Antarctica during the transition to a glacial state is not well constrained. Extensive Antarctic glaciation has been confidently established for the early Oligocene, but several lines of evidence suggest that this prominent step into the 'icehouse' world may have been predated by several distinct late Eocene warming and cool...
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The palaeontological yield of the 1138.54 metre-long AND-2A sedimentary rock core provides unique documentation of Neogene environments in the Ross Sea region of Antarctica. Especially important is the biological legacy of the climatically crucial 'mild' middle Miocene phase. Diatom-bearing units provide key information for stratigraphie intervals...
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ANDRILL Core AND-1B, recovered in the Western Ross Sea of Antarctica, has been examined in search of calcareous nannofossils. Exhaustive and detailed analyses of the interval from 86.61 to 98.99mbsf revealed for the first time at an extreme southern high latitude (77.88° S) the presence of lower Pleistocene calcareous nannofossils, together with Te...
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An exceptional triple palynological signal (unusually high abundance of marine, freshwater, and terrestrial palynomorphs) recovered from a core collected during the 2007 ANDRILL (Antarctic geologic drilling program) campaign in the Ross Sea, Antarctica, provides constraints for the Middle Miocene Climatic Optimum. Compared to elsewhere in the core,...
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A major deterioration in global climate occurred through the Eocene–Oligocene time interval, characterized by long-term cooling in both terrestrial and marine environments. During this long-term cooling trend, however, recent studies have documented several short-lived warming and cooling phases. In order to further investigate high-latitude climat...
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A major deterioration in global climate occurred through the Eocene-Oligocene time interval, characterized by long-term cooling in both terrestrial and marine environments. During this long-term cooling trend, however, recent studies have documented several short-lived warming and cooling phases. In order to further investigate high-latitude climat...
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Quaternary sediments south of the Antarctic Divergence (AD) at about 63-65° S were long considered to be barren of calcareous nannofossils until their discovery there within the past decade. The study of such fossils in Quaternary sediments of periantarctic basins and their fluctuations and relationships with glacial-interglacial cycles, therefore,...
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Fossils provide key data sets for the interpretation of the AND-1B core. Calcareous plankton and benthos provide the basis for palaeoenvironmental interpretations of both surface and bottom waters. Calcareous fossils are rare throughout, but occurrences noted are significant. Some calcareous fossils provide potential for age control via 86Sr/87Sr,...
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The effects of glaciation on sediment drifts is recognised from marked sedimentary facies variation in deep sea cores taken from the continental rise of the Antarctic Peninsula Pacific margin. Nineteen sediment cores were visually described, logged for magnetic susceptibility, and X-radiographed. About 1000 analyses were performed for grain size, c...
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Palaeoecological changes in nannofossil assemblages in the Southern Ocean during Oligocene times are examined through high-resolution, quantitative analyses of samples from Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Site 748 (Kerguelen Plateau). We quantitatively characterized the palaeoecological preference of groups of species and compared their general trends...
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Palaeoecological changes in nannofossil assemblages in the Southern Ocean during Oligocene times are examined through high-resolution, quantitative analyses of samples from Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Site 748 (Kerguelen Plateau). We quantitatively characterized the palaeoecological preference of groups of species and compared their general trends...
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The evolution of the Southern Ocean climate during the late Eocene-late Oligocene interval is examined through highresolution, quantitative calcareous nannofossil analyses on samples from the Southern Ocean sections on Maud Rise and Kerguelen Plateau. We determined the abundance patterns of the counted species to clarify the biostratigraphy, which...
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The SEDANO Project recovered 19 gravity cores on sediment drifts from the Pacific continental margin of the Antarctic Peninsula [Camerlenghi et al. (1997a) High-resolution terrigenous sedimentary record of the sediment drifts on the Antarctic Peninsula Pacific margin. In: Ricci, C.A. (Ed.), The Antarctic region. Museo Nazionale dell’Antartide, Sien...
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The evolution of the Southern Ocean climate during the late Eocene–late Oligocene interval is examined through high-resolution, quantitative calcareous nannofossil analyses on samples from the Southern Ocean sections on Maud Rise and Kerguelen Plateau. We determined the abundance patterns of the counted species to clarify the biostratigraphy, which...
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The effects of glaciation on sediment drifts is recognised from marked sedimentary facies variation in deep sea cores taken from the continental rise of the Antarctic Peninsula Pacific margin. Nineteen sediment cores were visually described, logged for magnetic susceptibility, and X-radiographed. About 1000 analyses were performed for grain size, c...
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In the Northern Apennines (Parma and Piacenza Provinces), the sequences constituting the basal complexes of the M.te Cassio and M.te Caio Helminthoid Flysch include turbidite sandstones known in the literature as Scabiazza Sandstones and Ostia Sandstones. The study area includes outcrops extending from the Trebbia Valley to the Ceno and Taro Valley...
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To unravel the Southern Ocean climate development during the Late Eocene- Oligocene interval, a high resolution calcareous nannofossil analysis has been carried out from cores obtained near the crest of Maud Rise (Weddell Sea) during ODP Leg 113 ODP Holes 689D, and 690C (Barker Kenneth, 1988). A semiquantitative investi- gation was previously carri...

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