Link between global cooling and mammalian transformation across the Eocene–Oligocene boundary in the continental interior of Asia

  title={Link between global cooling and mammalian transformation across the Eocene–Oligocene boundary in the continental interior of Asia},
  author={Rui Zhang and Vadim A. Kravchinsky and Leping Yue},
  journal={International Journal of Earth Sciences},
Evidence in the world’s ocean current system indicates an abrupt cooling from 34.1 to 33.6 Ma across the Eocene–Oligocene boundary at 33.9 Ma. The remarkable cooling period in the ocean, called the Eocene–Oligocene transition (EOT), is correlated with pronounced mammalian faunal replacement as shown in terrestrial fossil records. For the first time within Asia, a section is magnetostratigraphically dated that also produces mammalian fossils that span the Late Eocene—Early Oligocene transition… 

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