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    Aeolian and sabkha sediments in the Miocene Shuwaihat Formation, Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

    Bristow, Charlie S. (1999) Aeolian and sabkha sediments in the Miocene Shuwaihat Formation, Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In: Whybrow, P.J. and Hill, A. (eds.) Fossil Vertebrates of Arabia. Yale University Press, pp. 50-60. ISBN 9780300071832.

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    Book synopsis: This extensively illustrated volume brings together for the first time the results of research on Arabian continental vertebrates discovered in the United Arab Emirates, the Sultanate of Oman, and the Republic of Yemen. Eminent scientists from Arabia, Europe, and the United States provide up-to-date information on Arabian paleontology as well as on Arabian stratigraphical, geological, isotopic, and paleomagnetic topics. The book presents new fossil records from Arabia and Pakistan and discusses the closing of the ancient Middle East Tethys seaway. The first section of the book provides a history of the Abu Dhabi Miocene project, and the second describes the local geology and stratigraphy. Part III details studies on Late Miocene invertebrates, fish, reptiles, and mammals from the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, including several new species. Part IV reviews taphonomy, carbon isotopes, ancient Arabian environments, and the earliest evidence of the genus Homo in the region. The fifth section links research findings in Arabia to others in Asia and Africa, and the final section looks at Arabia in the larger context of Old World Tertiary faunas and the world`s Tertiary oceans.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Natural Sciences
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2019 15:52
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:52


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