Miocene-Pliocene Boundary in the Philippines as Related to Late Tertiary Stratigraphy of Deep-Sea Sediments

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Science  06 Dec 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3597, pp. 1290-1292
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3597.1290


Planktonic foraminiferal trends across the Miocene-Pliocene boundary in the Philippines suggest that sections of eight deep-sea cores reported to be Pliocene are actually latest Miocene, and that a marked extinction of discoasters in the deep-sea cores is due to an unconformity, separating Miocene and Pleisto-cene sediments, representing a time gap of some 10 million years of Pliocene time.