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Killer sperm whale: a new basal physeteroid (Mammalia, Cetacea) from the Late Miocene of Italy
Zygophyseter varolai, a new genus and species of Physeteroidea (Cetacea, Odontoceti), is based on an almost complete skeleton from the Late Miocene (Tortonian) in southern Italy. The extremeExpand
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OREOCHROMIS LORENZOI, A NEW SPECIES OF TILAPIINE CICHLID FROM THE LATE MIOCENE OF CENTRAL ITALY
Abstract A new species of tilapiine cichlid, Oreochromis lorenzoi, is described from the late Miocene (Messinian) of central Italy. This species is represented by four articulated specimens and aExpand
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Mare versus Lago-mare: marine fishes and the Mediterranean environment at the end of the Messinian Salinity Crisis
During the late Messinian, c. 5.5 Ma ago, after evaporitic sedimentation and before the Pliocene flooding, the Mediterranean recorded a major environmental change testified by deposition ofExpand
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VOLHYNIAN (EARLY SARMATIAN SENSU LATO) FISHES FROM TSUREVSKY, NORTH CAUCASUS, RUSSIA
Abstract A new fish fauna is described from the late Middle Miocene (Volhynian; early Sarmatian sensu lato) of Tsurevsky, North Caucasus, Russia. Ten taxa belonging to nine families are described, ofExpand
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Did the Mediterranean marine reflooding precede the Mio–Pliocene boundary? Paleontological and geochemical evidence from upper Messinian sequences of Tuscany, Italy
Abstract The events related to the Messinian salinity crisis are among the most deeply investigated of Earth's history. According to the current hypothesis of Neogene paleogeographic evolution,Expand
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Evolutionary dynamics in the fish faunas of the Mediterranean basin during the Plio-Pleistocene
Abstract The creation of a database including 243 taxa of teleostean fishes (ichthyoliths and otoliths) from the Lower Pliocene–Middle Pleistocene fossil record of the Mediterranean basin, allowedExpand
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Change in diversity, ecological significance and biogeographical relationships of the Mediterranean Miocene toothed whale fauna
Abstract The main evolutionary trend in the Mediterranean Miocene toothed whale fauna is related (1) to the change in diversity and (2) to the turnover in community structure. Diversity increasesExpand
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The early Miocene elasmobranch assemblage from Zamaca (Chilcatay Formation, Peru)
Abstract A newly discovered elasmobranch assemblage from the fossil-bearing area of Zamaca (Chilcatay Formation, southern Peru) is described herein, providing a first comprehensive view on the earlyExpand
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Sedimentology and high-resolution sequence stratigraphy of the late middle to late Miocene Angostura Formation (western Borbón Basin, northwestern Ecuador)
An integrated analysis of facies and palaeontological content of the middle to late Miocene (c. 12.4–9.1 Ma) Angostura Formation led to the identification of facies associations indicative ofExpand
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Early Miocene vertebrates from Montagna della Maiella, Italy
Abstract Vertebrate remains from the lower Burdigalian (early Miocene) carbonates of Montagna della Maiella, central Italy, are described. These remains mostly consist of teeth belonging to 11Expand
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