A new site of the neogene vertebrate fauna from Kaspi district

Abesalom Vekua, David Lordkipanidze, Jordi Agusti, Oriol Oms, Maia Bukhsianidze, Givi Maisuradze

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Abstract

Hipparion fauna is of major importance for dating the Neogene fossil-bearing sediments. There are a number of sites with Hipparion fauna in the Southern Caucasus. Out of them only two are dated as Upper Sarmatian: Eldari (Azerbaijan) and Iaghludja (Georgia). Fossil bearing Sarmatian sediments were recently found in Kaspi district, Georgia. Fossil fauna is not diverse, however, key taxa undoubtedly date this site as Late Sarmatian. © 2012 Bull. Georg. Natl. Acad. Sci.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-157
JournalBulletin of the Georgian National Academy of Sciences
Volume6
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2012

Keywords

  • Caucasus
  • Kavtiskhevi
  • Neogene
  • Sarmatian
  • Vertebrate fauna

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