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Mammalian lineages and the biostratigraphy and biochronology of Cenozoic faunas from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, Australia

Arena, DA, Travouillon, KJ, Beck, RMD, Black, KH, Gillespie, AK, Myers, TJ, Archer, M and Hand, SJ 2015, 'Mammalian lineages and the biostratigraphy and biochronology of Cenozoic faunas from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, Australia' , Lethaia . (In Press)

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Abstract

Lineage zones within nine contemporaneous mammalian lineages represented in the Cenozoic fossil vertebrate record from the Riversleigh World Heritage Area in northern Australia are used to resolve a series of faunal intervals from the Late Oligocene to Late Miocene. The results agree with previous interpretations of Cenozoic biostratigraphy, provide evidence for the presence of time horizons subdividing some of the four previously recognized Riversleigh biochrons A–D and also provide evidence supporting the allocation of a greater number of Riversleigh faunas to intervals within the Riversleigh biochronology than other methods in previous work. This approach demonstrates the biostratigraphical potential of evolutionary lineages.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Lethaia
Publisher: Wiley
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1502-3931
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Funders: Australian Research Council, Xstrata Community Partnership Program North Queensland, Outback at Isa, Mount Isa City Council, Queensland Museum, University of New South Wales, Environment Australia, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service, SITC, Phil Creaser and the CREATE Fund at University of New South Wales, Waanyi People of Northwestern Queensland
Depositing User: R Beck
Date Deposited: 12 Jun 2015 10:23
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2015 10:23
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/34998

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