Quaternary vertebrates from Greenland: A review

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Remains of fishes, birds and mammals are rarely reported from Quaternary deposits in Greenland. The oldest remains come from Late Pliocene and Early Pleistocene deposits and comprise Atlantic cod, hare, rabbit and ringed seal. Interglacial and interstadial deposits have yielded remains of cod, little auk, collared lemming, ringed seal, reindeer and bowhead whale. Early and Mid-Holocene finds include capelin, polar cod, red fish, sculpin, three-spined stickleback, Lapland longspur, Arctic hare, collared lemming, wolf, walrus, ringed seal, reindeer and bowhead whale. It is considered unlikely that vertebrates could survive in Greenland during the peak of the last glaciation, but many species had probably already immigrated in the Early Holocene.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Sider (fra-til)899-909
Antal sider11
TidsskriftQuaternary Science Reviews
Vol/bind16
Udgave nummer8
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1997

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  • Programområde 5: Natur og klima

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