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Quaternary marine mollusks from Tenerife, Canary Islands
Talavera, F.G.; Kardas, S.J.; Richards, H.G. (1978). Quaternary marine mollusks from Tenerife, Canary Islands. The Nautilus 92(3): 97-102
In: The Nautilus. Bailey Matthews Shell Museum: Silver Spring. ISSN 0028-1344, more
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    Animal fossils; Biostratigraphy; Mollusca [WoRMS]; ASE, Canary I., Tenerife [Marine Regions]; Marine

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  • Talavera, F.G.
  • Kardas, S.J.
  • Richards, H.G.

    Seventy-six species of Gastropoda, 21 species of Bivalvia and one Cephalopod species are cited from the beach deposit at Tachero, near the eastern end of the north coast of Tenerife. Of these, 46, 8, and 1 species, respectively, are new to the Quaternary marine fauna of the Canary Islands. Species of special biogeographic significance include Ostrea (Ostrea) edulis, Nucella lapillus, Planaxis lineatus and Pisania variegata. A Mellahian-Flandrian age (+ 2 m level) is established as an approximate chronology for the deposit.

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