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A refined age for the earliest opening of Bering Strait

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Biostratigraphically and chronostratigraphically important diatoms from the Milky River Formation, Alaska Peninsula, southwestern Alaska, imply an age range of 5.4-5.5 Ma for the oldest North Pacific Cenozoic occurrence of the marine bivalve mollusk Astarte, which migrated from the Arctic Ocean into the North Pacific when Bering Strait first flooded. The data presented here are a refinement of the age range of 4.8-5.5 Ma reported earlier and imply that Bering Strait first opened very near the end of the Miocene at 5.32 Ma.
Title: A refined age for the earliest opening of Bering Strait.
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Name(s): Oleinik, Anton E., creator
Gladenkov, Andrey Yu, creator
Marincovich, Louie, Jr., creator
Barinov, Konstantin B., creator
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Article
Issuance: single unit
Publisher: Elsevier
Summary: Biostratigraphically and chronostratigraphically important diatoms from the Milky River Formation, Alaska Peninsula, southwestern Alaska, imply an age range of 5.4-5.5 Ma for the oldest North Pacific Cenozoic occurrence of the marine bivalve mollusk Astarte, which migrated from the Arctic Ocean into the North Pacific when Bering Strait first flooded. The data presented here are a refinement of the age range of 4.8-5.5 Ma reported earlier and imply that Bering Strait first opened very near the end of the Miocene at 5.32 Ma.
Identifier: 165902 (digitool), FADT165902 (IID), fau:2009 (fedora), 10.1016/S0031-0182(02)00249-3 (doi)
FAU Department/College: Department of Geosciences Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Note(s): This manuscript is a version of a published article in Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 183(2002) p. 321-328 www.elsevier.com/locate/palaeo
Subject(s): Paleoecology--Bering Sea Region
Diatoms, Fossil--North Pacific Region
Geology, Stratigraphic--Miocene
Paleoceanography--North Pacific Region
Mollusks, Fossil--Arctic Ocean
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/165902
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0031-0182(02)00249-3
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Owner Institution: FAU