The Student’s Elements of Geology

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Author: Charles Lyell

Lower Miocene of Italy.

In the hills of which the Superga forms a part there is a great series of Tertiary strata which pass downward into the Lower Miocene. Even in the Superga itself there are some fossil plants which, according to Heer, have never been found in Switzerland so high as the marine Molasse, such as Banksia longifolia, and Carpinus grandis. In several parts of the Ligurian Apennines, as at Dego and Carcare, the Lower Miocene appears, containing some nummulites, and at Cadibona, north of Savona, fresh-water strata of the same age occur, with dense beds of lignite inclosing remains of the Anthracotherium magnum and Anthracotherium minimum, besides other mammalia enumerated by Gastaldi. In these beds a great number of the Lower Miocene plants of Switzerland have been discovered.

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Chicago: Charles Lyell, "Lower Miocene of Italy.," The Student’s Elements of Geology, ed. Bryant Conant, James and trans. Babington, B. G. (Benjamin Guy), 1794-1866 in The Student’s Elements of Geology Original Sources, accessed December 3, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L9KSA9RG9E7HBWC.

MLA: Lyell, Charles. "Lower Miocene of Italy." The Student’s Elements of Geology, edited by Bryant Conant, James, and translated by Babington, B. G. (Benjamin Guy), 1794-1866, in The Student’s Elements of Geology, Original Sources. 3 Dec. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L9KSA9RG9E7HBWC.

Harvard: Lyell, C, 'Lower Miocene of Italy.' in The Student’s Elements of Geology, ed. and trans. . cited in , The Student’s Elements of Geology. Original Sources, retrieved 3 December 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=L9KSA9RG9E7HBWC.