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Title: Miocene marine mammals from Portugal. Paleogeographical and paleoecological significance
Author: Estevens, M.
Keywords: marine mamals
geographic and stratigraphic distribution
correlation with environmental changes
paleogeographical and paleoecological significance
Issue Date: 29-Dec-2010
Abstract: Neogene marine mammals are still incompletely known in Portugal. However, a general overview of the geographic and stratigraphic distribution of marine mammal localities in the Miocene of Portugal is already possible. An attempt of correlation between the trends shown by these distributions and the horizontal and vertical environmental shifts is presented. In general, sirenians occur in deposits representing shallow, warm, low energy aquatic environments; while cetaceans are more frequent in more open, deep and temperate marine environments.
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