(Article of periodic en Français - 1980)

Document title

Relations entre les données isotopiques océaniques et l'histoire des grandes faunes européennes plio-pléistocènes

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This study is the first test of correlation between the results obtained on the large Plio-Pleistocene European faunas and the main climatic stages (cold as well as temperate) demonstrated in marine isotopic records. In particular, there are cold stages which often explain the disappearance of some species, as well as climatic events that promote the substitution of some species by other groups. A rather evident parallelism appears between the European succession of large faunal associations and paleoclimatic stages revealed in oceanic areas, but some discordance occurs in the later periods. Faced with the great diversification of Quaternary faunas, probably due to the multiplicity of climatic environments, and with global information from oceanic records, only local biostratigraphic studies will allow precise reconstruction of the different biotopes.


Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research New York

Editor :

Millesime : 1980, vol. 14, no2 [pp. 251-262]

Bibliographic references : 41 réf.



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