A new Middle Pleistocene interglacial occurrence from Ejby, Sjælland, Denmark

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https://doi.org/10.34194/geusb.v49.8294

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Middle Pleistocene, Quaternary, interglacial, Denmark

Abstract

Despite more than a century of investigations, parts of the Quaternary stratigraphy of Denmark with their fragmented record of deposits remain ambiguous. Here we describe a newly found interglacial clay deposit from Ejby on Sjælland, Denmark, from a borehole at 55.695°N, 11.839°E (terrain elevation 5.7 m above sea level). We place the new occurrence on record and provide details of the macrofossil analysis of the sample. The clay contains remains of the present-day temperate bivalve Corbicula fluminalis and the caddis fly Hydropsyche contubernalis – both inhabiting rivers. The presence of C. fluminalis indicates that the deposit most probably is of Middle Pleistocene age, older than the last interglacial, the Eemian.

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2022-03-02

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Bennike, O., & Wiberg-Larsen, P. (2022). A new Middle Pleistocene interglacial occurrence from Ejby, Sjælland, Denmark. GEUS Bulletin, 49. https://doi.org/10.34194/geusb.v49.8294

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