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Miocene vertebrates and North Florida shorelines

Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

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DOI: 10.1016/0031-0182(68)90065-5

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Abstract

Vertebrate fossils from ten localities, spread across northern Florida, give evidence of shorelines and deltas that have previously been established on geologic evidence or invertebrates alone. Terrestrial mammal remains, in association with shallow-water forms, indicate a deltaic assemblage and in several instances specific animals suggest restricted water depths at the time of sediment deposition. Fortunately diagnostic fragments of Miocene horses, Merychippus and Parahippus, are present in these beds, allowing for a rather close age evaluation of these sediments. Adequate fossil material has been collected from these localities to suggest the past environment and ecological conditions for the forms represented. By utilizing a suggested course of experiments with stream table apparatus it is possible to use the orientation of the fossil vertebrate remains as aids in determining past conditions of sediment accumulation. ?? 1968.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Miocene vertebrates and North Florida shorelines
Series title:
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
DOI:
10.1016/0031-0182(68)90065-5
Volume
5
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1968
Language:
English
Publisher:
Elsevier
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
127
Last page:
134
Number of Pages:
8