from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In geology, noting a stage or group of the Pliocene Tertiary in the northern Apennines of Italy, constituted of fluviolacustrine sands and clays, with shells indicating a moist, warm climate, and with remains of Rhinoceros and Mastodon. Below it lies the Astian group with marine or estuarine fossils.
- n. The Villafranchian stage or group.
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The site has internationally important Pleistocene (Villafranchian) fossil deposits in late Tertiary and early Quaternary outcrops on the northern shore.
Notes sur les fouilles paléontologiques exécutées en 1947, 1948 et 1949 dans le gisement Villafranchian de la Garaet Ichkeul.
New hominin genus Hominidae: gracile Villafranchian hominids of Africa.
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