Micromammal biostratigraphy of the Alcoi Basin (eastern Spain): remarks on the Pliocene record of the Iberian Peninsula

Authors

  • S. MANSINO Museu Valencià d’Història Natural L’Hort de Feliu, P. O. Box 8460, Alginet, Valencia, 46018, Spain. Departament de Geologia, Universitat de València Doctor Moliner 50, 46100 Burjassot, Spain.
  • I. FIERRO GeaLand Patrimonio S.L. C/Tibi nº 3, Alicante, Spain.
  • A. TOSAL Tosal
  • P. MONTOYA Departament de Geologia, Universitat de València Doctor Moliner 50, 46100 Burjassot, Spain.
  • F.J. RUIZ-SÁNCHEZ NCYT-UPSE, Universidad Estatal Península de Santa Elena 7047, Santa Elena, Ecuador Departament de Geologia, Universitat de València Doctor Moliner 50, 46100 Burjassot, Spain.

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Micromammal, biostratigraphy, Alcoy Basin, Spain, Mio-Pliocene

Abstract

The study of 13 micromammal localities in the southern section of the Gormaget ravine (Alcoi Basin, SE Spain) and another 4 localities in the northern section has allowed us to define four local biozones in the dawn of the Pliocene, possibly recording the Mio-Pliocene boundary. The great density of localities close to the Mio-Pliocene boundary has enabled us to achieve a great resolution in the biozonation of the earliest Pliocene, only comparable in the Iberian Peninsula to the record of the Teruel Basin (NE Spain). We interpret these biozones in the light ofthe Neogene Mammal units and the European Land Mammal Ages, and correlate them with other local biozones defined for the same time span in the Iberian Peninsula.

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2017-06-13

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