Late Miocene Marine and Non-marine Time Scale in Europe

@article{Couvering1971LateMM,
  title={Late Miocene Marine and Non-marine Time Scale in Europe},
  author={J. A. H. Van Couvering and John Allen Miller},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1971},
  volume={230},
  pages={559-563}
}
Argon isotope dating on the island of Samos contributes to the reconciliation of continental and marine time scales in the Mediterranean basin; the first appearance of Hipparion, widely accepted as the criterion for the beginning of the Pliocene in land mammal successions, has been shown to be middle Miocene.