A Late Miocene Paratethyan mollusc fauna from the Denizli Basin (southwestern Anatolia, Turkey) and its regional palaeobiogeographic implications

Frank P. Wesselingh, Hülya Alçiçek, I. Magyar

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Abstract

We report on a Late Miocene mollusc fauna from a single locality in the Denizli Basin in southwestern Turkey that is composed of ten presumably euryhaline species and three freshwater species. The fauna is remarkably distinct from faunas of the adjacent Late Miocene Aegean and Euxinian Basins, and has elements in common with the modern Caspian Sea fauna in the form of Didacna species. The suggested age of the fauna (Late Miocene) would extend the stratigraphic range of the lymnocardiid genus Didacna (hitherto Calabrian-Extant) considerably. The palaeobiogeographic significance of the Denizli fauna is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)861-879
Number of pages19
JournalGeobios
Volume41
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2008

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Keywords

  • Didacna
  • Mollusca
  • Neogene
  • Paratethys
  • Turkey

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  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Stratigraphy

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A Late Miocene Paratethyan mollusc fauna from the Denizli Basin (southwestern Anatolia, Turkey) and its regional palaeobiogeographic implications. / Wesselingh, Frank P.; Alçiçek, Hülya; Magyar, I.

In: Geobios, Vol. 41, No. 6, 11.2008, p. 861-879.

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