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The use of early Miocene bryozoan faunal affinities in the Central Paratethys for inferring climatic change and seaway connections
Vávra, N. (2013). The use of early Miocene bryozoan faunal affinities in the Central Paratethys for inferring climatic change and seaway connections, in: Ernst, A. et al. (Ed.) Bryozoan Studies 2010. Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences, 143: pp. 401-418. hdl.handle.net/10.1007/978-3-642-16411-8_27
In: Ernst, A. et al. (Ed.) (2013). Bryozoan Studies 2010. Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences, 143. Springer: Berlin. ISBN 978-3-642-16410-1. viii, 463 pp., more
In: Lecture Notes in Earth System Sciences. Springer: Heidelberg; Berlin. ISSN 2193-8571, more

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Keywords
    Miocene; Palaeoclimatology; Bryozoa [WoRMS]; Marine
Author keywords
    Paratethys; Palaeogeography

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  • Vávra, N.

Abstract
    The bryozoan faunas from a few important localities of the early Miocene of the Austrian part of the Central Paratethys are briefly described. All bryozoan faunas belong to the late Eggenburgian or early Ottnangian except for two localities yielding only a few rather poor fragments of bryozoans. Faunal migrations from the Western Mediterranean via the Rhône Basin into the Alpine Foredeep and the Central Paratethys best explain the geographic distribution of a number of bryozoan genera in the faunas of the Eggenburgian. A short climatic deterioration during this time-span may explain the occurrence of bryozoan-rich strata at this time characterized by extended temperate-water sedimentation. This climatic event could also explain why some genera are either extremely rare (e.g. Steginoporella) or even completely absent.

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