Title

Paleomagnetism of the Miocene Tung Gur Formation, Mongolia, with a review of the Extinct Mustelid Sthenictis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2003

Abstract

I plan to reorganize the extinct genus of Sthenictis , re-evaluating as many known specimens are possible in order to rectify any problems within the genus. In addition I will describe a new species of Sthenictis from Inner Mongolia. A second facet of my project will deal with the magnetic orientation of the earth's poles during the time that the Tung Gur rocks were formed. I will be running tests on samples collected from a section of the Tung Gur in able to determine the age of the rocks through the magnetic remanence in the rock.

Advisor

Donald Prothero

Department

geology

Support

The Paul K. and Evalyn E. Richter Trust



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