Early Pliocene of Estepona, Southern Spain
|Velerin conglomerates (here after indicated as Velerin) and Parque Antena.|
|1. Recent alluvial||7. Alpujarride Complex||CO Velerin Conglomerates|
|2. Quaternary alluvial||8. Other deposits||VA Velerin Antena|
|3. Pliocene||EL =El Lobillo||SA =sandy lens|
|4. San Petro de Alcantera formation||RC =road cut just north of Estepona town||VQ =Velerin Quarry|
|5. Campo de Gibraltar Complex||PA =Rio del Padron||VC =Velerin Carretera|
|6. Malaguide Complex||PQ =Parque Antena|
The Early Pliocene ( Zanclean to Early Piacenzian ) of the Malaga region (Andalusia, Spain) crops out in a narrow coastal strip between Estepona and San Pedro de Alcantara, unconformably on older deposits, and forms the main body of the Cordillera Bética Mountains.
The general geology of the area is described in detail by Guerra-Merchan (1997) and Guerra-Merchan et al. (2002).The Pliocene deposits consist of different lithology macropaleontological richness is variable but generally high. Mollusca are one of the dominant benthic groups and their detailed systematic study is in progress (e.g. Vera-Pelaez et al., 1995); Fehze & Landau, 2002, 2003; Landau et al., 2003, a & b).