Burdigalian Stage

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Burdigalian Stage

 

(after the name of the ancient Roman town of Burdigala, the modern city of Bordeaux), the first level from the bottom of the Neocene system. It was discovered by the French geologist Deperet in 1892 in the region of the Mediterranean Neocene (France, Italy). The Burdigalian stage type consists of sand with fragments of shells, containing Pectén burdigalensis, P. beudanti, and other mollusks. It is found in the USSR in the southern Ukrainian SSR and the Caucasus and in Austria and Hungary, as well as in the Mediterranean region.

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