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Neogene Faunal Succession and Biochronology of Central Nei Mongol (Inner Mongolia)

Zhu-Ding Qiu, Xiao Ming Wang and Qiang Li

in Fossil Mammals of Asia

Published by Columbia University Press

Published in print May 2013 | ISBN: 9780231150125
Published online November 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780231520829 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7312/columbia/9780231150125.003.0005
Neogene Faunal Succession and Biochronology of Central Nei Mongol (Inner Mongolia)

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This chapter investigates the Neogene faunal succession and biochronology of central Nei Mongol in Inner Mongolia. Neogene land mammals in the Nei Mongol Autonomous Region (or Chinese Inner Mongolia) are among the earliest in Asia described by pioneering explorers in the beginning of the twentieth century. Not surprisingly, vertebrate paleontology in Nei Mongol played some of the key roles in the establishment of a continental biochronological record in Asia. In addition to reviewing the main framework of Neogene mammal faunal succession in central Nei Mongol based on current studies, this chapter updates the biochronologic definition and characterization of faunas in the region through the analysis of assemblages. It also integrates the faunal evidence with isotopic ages and magnetostratigraphy.

Keywords: faunal succession; biochronology; Nei Mongol; Inner Mongolia; Neogene; land mammals; fauna; assemblages; isotopic ages; magnetostratigraphy

Chapter.  13828 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Palaeontology

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