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Fossil Mammals of AsiaNeogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology$
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Mikael Fortelius, Xiaoming Wang, and Lawrence Flynn

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780231150125

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231150125.001.0001

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Late Miocene Fossils from the Baynunah Formation, United Arab Emirates

Late Miocene Fossils from the Baynunah Formation, United Arab Emirates

Summary of a Decade of New Work

(p.583) Chapter 27 Late Miocene Fossils from the Baynunah Formation, United Arab Emirates
Fossil Mammals of Asia

Faysal Bibi

Andrew Hill

Mark Beech

Walid Yasin

Columbia University Press

This chapter summarizes the latest findings on late Miocene fossils from the Baynunah Formation in the United Arab Emirates. Since 1999, fossil discoveries have continued to be made in the late Miocene Baynunah Formation in Al Gharbia, Abu Dhabi Emirates. By way of biochronology, the Baynunah fossil fauna is estimated to be between 8 Ma and 6 Ma. No other terrestrial fossil sites of late Miocene age are known from the remainder of the Arabian Peninsula. Hence, the Baynunah fauna represents the sole sample available to chart the biotic continuity between late Miocene Arabia and neighboring contemporaneous fossil sites in Asia. This chapter first describes the paleoenvironments and paleobiogeography of the Baynunah Formation before turning to a discussion of its fossil biota.

Keywords:   fauna, Miocene, fossils, Baynunah Formation, United Arab Emirates, Al Gharbia, biochronology, paleoenvironment, paleobiogeography, fossil biota

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