Lower Pleistocene stratigraphy of the Burdur Basin of SW Anatolia

Mehmet Cihat ALÇIÇEK, Serdar MAYDA & Vadim V. TITOV

en Comptes Rendus Palevol 12 (1) - Pages 1-11

Published on 31 January 2013

The Burdur Basin is one of the NE-trending extensional orogen-top basins of SW Anatolia hosting alluvial-fan, fluvial and lacustrine deposits from the Late Miocene onward. The remains of Equus (Allohippus) sp., Paracamelus cf. gigas, and medium-sized deer (Cervidae gen. indet.) from the uppermost reach of the basin-fill succession show an interregional palaeobiogeographical linkage. The composition of fossil associations is typical for the Villafranchian of eastern Europe and central Asia. The architecture of the basin-fill stratigraphy and associated fossil taxa refines the Early Pleistocene regional palaeogeography and biodiversity of Anatolia drawn over the Eurasian migration pattern.


Burdur Basin, SW Anatolia, Allohippus, Paracamelus, Early Pleistocene

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