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Vatera formation is located between Cape of Ag. Fokas and Vatera beach.
It is consisting of a thick succession of Upper Miocene-Early Pleistocene deposits . Two different depositional environments were recognized: a lacustrine to brackish environment in the lower part and an alluvial fan system in the upper part.

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The lacustrine deposits are composed of greenish marls, marly limestones and diatomites which contain ostracodes , plant remains (pollen, spores) and fishes.

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Many animals lived and died in these environments. The alluvial deposits contain a fauna whose composition indicates that Lesvos must have been a part of the mainland and that it contains Asiatic and European elements.

 
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