Revised chrono-biostratigraphy of Lower Miocene deposits of the Eastern Mediterranean (SW Turkey), based on calcareous nannofossils

Yavuzlar G., SAGULAR E. K.

GEOLOGIA CROATICA, vol.71, no.3, pp.121-133, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.4154/gc.2018.15
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.121-133
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


Lower Miocene deposits of the Guneyce Formation formerly described as the Elmali Formation of Lutetian-Burdigalian age are located near the villages of Gokcebag (Burdur) and Yakaoren (Isparta), (southwestern Turkey), Eastern Mediterranean, and overlie the pre-Neogene tectonostratigraphic units of the Isparta Angle. The purpose of this study is to discuss new biostratigraphic data calibrated to originally classified nannofossil records. Three Early Miocene nannofossil biozones, NN1 - Triquetrorhabdulus carinatus Zone, NN2 - Discoaster druggii Zone and NN3 - Sphenolithus belemnos Zone, were defined in clastic sediments of the Guneyce Formation. In addition, one Lutetian biozone, NP16 - Discoaster tanii nodifer Zone, was recognized in the remaining outcrops of the Isparta Formation unconformably underlying the Guneyce Formation.