Villafranchian love

Definitions

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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Examples

  • The site has internationally important Pleistocene (Villafranchian) fossil deposits in late Tertiary and early Quaternary outcrops on the northern shore.

    Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia

  • Notes sur les fouilles paléontologiques exécutées en 1947, 1948 et 1949 dans le gisement Villafranchian de la Garaet Ichkeul.

    Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia

  • New hominin genus Hominidae: gracile Villafranchian hominids of Africa.

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