Lithostratigraphical correlation of micromammal sites and biostratigraphy of the Upper Pliocene to Lower Pleistocene in the Northeast Guadix-Baza Basin (southern Spain)

Oriol Oms, Jordi Agustí, Montserrat Gabàs, Pere Anadón

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Abstract

The Plio-Pleistocene non-marine sequence in the northeast Guadix-Baza Basin (southern Spain) comprises alluvial and lacustrine deposits (Baza Formation). The results of a revised lithostratigraphical correlation between sections from the middle and upper members of the Baza Formation in the northeast part of the basin, supported by detailed mapping, is presented. The position of micromammal sites in the lithostratigraphical scheme, together with the results of intensive palaeontological sampling for small mammal remains, has allowed us to develop a high-resolution biostratigraphical framework for the area. This provides an opportunity to refine the biozonation for the Plio-Pleistocene micromammal faunas, and to define faunal events from the late Villanyian (late Pliocene) to the early Pleistocene. On the basis of the lithostratigraphical and biostratigraphical approaches we obtain the following sequence of biozones for the late Pliocene to early Pleistocene: Kislangia gusii, Mimomys cf. reidi, M. oswaldoreigi, Allophaiomys pliocaenicus and A. burgondiae. Copyright (C) 2000 John Wiley and Sons, Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)43-50
JournalJournal of Quaternary Science
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000

Keywords

  • Arvicolidae
  • Betic ranges
  • Plio-Pleistocene
  • Rodent biostratigraphy
  • Spain

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