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Marine Neogene Samples from around Tasmania: an extension to the Miocene/Pliocene marine record in Tasmania
Quilty, PG and Telfer, A (1994) Marine Neogene Samples from around Tasmania: an extension to the Miocene/Pliocene marine record in Tasmania. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 128. pp. 41-56. ISSN 0080-4703
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New Miocene and Quaternary foraminiferid faunas have been recovered from previously unrecorded localities onshore near Penguin and Strahan, and at nine offshore localities off northwestern, northeastern and southeastern Tasmania. Most Miocene benthic forms found in these samples are well known from other Tasmanian Tertiary sections but a few previously unreported taxa are recorded in Tasmania for the first time. Two samples from off northeastern Tasmania are Miocene. The sample from southeastern Tasmania is Early Miocene with Quaternary overlying it. Pebbles from Ocean Beach, north of Strahan, contain earliest Middle Miocene faunas. Other samples from off northeastern and northwestern Tasmania contain Quaternary faunas which probably reflect both periods of lower sea level and cool water and also periods of higher sea level and warmer water. These samples extend the range of Miocene calcareous sediments much farther south on both west and east coasts of Tasmania. They also reinforce the pattern of Tasmanian Neogene sedimentation cycles (earliest Early Miocene, latest Early-earliest Middle Miocene, midLate Pliocene) identified previously.
|Keywords:||Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Page Range:||pp. 41-56|
|Additional Information:||Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Date Deposited:||23 May 2012 01:25|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:34|
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