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On some Neogene rodent assemblages from both sides of the Dardanelles, Turkey

Ünay, Engin; de Bruijn, Hans

Newsletters on Stratigraphy Volume 13 Number 3 (1984), p. 119 - 132

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published: Oct 23, 1984

DOI: 10.1127/nos/13/1984/119

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The succession of rodent faunas from nine Middle and Late Miocene localities situated on both sides of the Dardanelles is described. The associations from all these localities, except Bayraktepe I, have yielded five to eight rodent genera per locality. The average number of specimens per locality is about two hundered. This set of assemblages allow six informal biostratigraphic zones to be defined. The assemblages characterizing these zones are essentially different from the S. W. European ones on which the internationally accepted M. N. zonation is based. Correlation of the two zonal systems therefore poses problems. Consequently the correlations suggested are to be considered as tentative.


rodent faunasMiddle MioceneLate MioceneTurkey