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(miocene, Badenian, whale, Paratethys, Bosnia)
Europe in the region that was once covered bythe Paratethys Sea. During the Middle and LateMiocene, tectonics and a decreasing eustatic sea levelgradually isolated the Paratethys Sea from the otherseas, causing a decrease in

finalstages of the Miocene, when the Paratethys became afresh water lacustrine environment. The presence offossil whales is thus and indicator for higher salinitylevels.The Paratethys Sea was once present in extensiveparts

korice - naslov.qxpFossil whales of the Paratethys SeaAlthough fossil finds of whales (Cetacea/Cetartiodactyla – depending on which classification is followed) are known from most of the regions of theworld, their morphology




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(hiatus, stratigraphic correlation, eustatic fall, glaciation, Neogene, Ciscaucasian basin, Eastern Paratethys)
&NORELLI, P. 1992a. Interlaboratory fission track dating ofvolcanic ash levels from eastern Paratethys: a Mediterranean-Paratethys correlation. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 95: 285–287.CHUMAKOV, I.S.

c Considerations forMediterranean and Paratethys Seaways (Oligocene toMiocene). Annalen des Naturhistorischen Museum inWien, 99A: 279–310.RÖGL, F. 1999. Mediterranean and Paratethys. Facts andhypotheses of an Oligocene to

korice - naslov.qxpIntroductionThe Paratethys was a major palaeogeographical domain, consisting of a constellation of small sedimentary basins. During the Cenozoic, it stretched from theAlps in the west to the Caspian Sea