International Geological Journal - Official Journal of the Carpathian-Balkan Geological Association

TEMPORAL AND SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF MIOCENE MAMMALS IN THE WESTERN CARPATHIANS (SLOVAKIA)

Pages: 269 - 279

Authors: MARTIN SABOL, PETER HOLEC

Abstract: Mammal fossils are found relatively rarely in the Miocene deposits of Slovakia. So far, eleven Miocene mammal localities are known. They cover a time span from the Middle Badenian to the Pannonian. Miocene mammals have been found mostly at the NE margin of the Vienna Basin (Zapfe’s fissures, Sandberg, Bonanza, Wait Quarry, Glavica, Dubravska hlavica, and Borsky Svaty Jur). However, some localities are also known from the northern part of the Danube Basin (Pezinok, Topolcany-Kalvaria, and Novaky) and from the northern margin of the Transcarpathian (East Slovak) Basin (Kosice-Bankov). The article provides a review of Slovak Miocene sites of fossil mammals and updates some older stratigraphical data.

Keywords: Miocene, Western Carpathians, Slovakia, mammals, biostratigraphy

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