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The Tortonian fish fauna of Gavdos Island (Greece).

N. Tsaparas
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A. Antonarakou
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H. Drinia
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M. Dermitzakis
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Although the occurrence of fossil fishes is known since more than one century in the Neogene of Gavdos Island (Greece), its composition remained hitherto unknown. The present study demonstrates that, in the Tortonian of Gavdos, the most abundant species is Bregmaceros albyi (Sauvage), which constitutes two thirds of the collected material. This fish fauna is indicative of an environment of moderate depth, probably corresponding to the external edge of the neritic zone, or possibly to the upper part of the continental slope.



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hal-00019293 , version 1 (20-02-2006)



J. Gaudant, N. Tsaparas, A. Antonarakou, H. Drinia, M. Dermitzakis. The Tortonian fish fauna of Gavdos Island (Greece).. Comptes Rendus. Palevol, 2005, 4 (8), pp.687-695. ⟨10.1016/j.crpv.2005.08.003⟩. ⟨hal-00019293⟩
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