Chalk Biozone 12 - Callaiosphaeridium asymmetricum

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Age: Early Campanian.

Macrofaunal correlation: The lowermost O. pilula Zone to the middle G. quadrata Zone.

Definition: The interval between the LAD of Cassiculosphaeridia reticulata to the LAD of Callaiosphaeridium asymmetricum.

Comments: The index for the top of this biozone, Callaiosphaeridium asymmetricum, has a well established LAD within the Q. quadrata Zone (Haq et al., 1987; Costa & Davey, 1992).

Lithostratigraphical correlation: The Newhaven Chalk and Culver Chalk formations (Southern Province), the Flamborough Chalk Formation (Northern Province) and the Mackerel Formation (North Sea).