Table of Contents

Cenozoic development of terrestrial and aquatic biota : insights from the fossil record. A review of Tertiary mammal faunas and birds from western Amazonia / francisco Ricardo Negri ... [et al.] ; Neogene crocodile and turtle fauna in northern South America / Douglas Riff ... [et al.] ; The Amazonian Neogene fish fauna / John G. Lundberg ... [et al.] ; Amazonian aquatic invertebrate faunas (Mollusca, Ostracoda) and their development over the past 30 million years / Frank P. Wesselingh and Maria-Ines F. Ramos ; The origin of the modern Amazon rainforest : implications of the palynological and paleobotanical record / Carlos Jaramillo ... [et al.] ; Biotic development of Quaternary Amazonia : a palynological perspective / Hermann Behling, Mark Bush and Henry Hooghiemstra.
Modern perspectives on the origin of Amazonian biota. Contribution of current and historical processes to patterns of tree diversity and composition of the Amazon / Hans ter Steege ; Composition and diversity of northwestern Amazonian rainforests in a geoecological context / Joost F. Duivenvoorden and Alvaro J. Duque ; Diversification of the Amazonian flora and its relation to key geological and environmental events : a molecular perspective / R. Toby Pennington and Christopher W. Dick ; Molecular studies and phylogeography of Amazonian tetrapods and their relation to geological and climatic models / Alexandre Antonelli ... [et al.] ; Molecular signatures of Neogene biogeographical events in the Amazon fish fauna / Nathan R. Lovejoy, Stuart C. Willis and James S. Albert.
Synthesis. On the origin of Amazonian landscapes and biodiversity : a synthesis / Frank P. Wesselingh ... [et al.]. Introduction: Amazonia, landscape and species evolution / Carina Hoorn and Frank P. Wesselingh.
Tectonic processes as driving mechanisms for palaeogeographical and palaeoenvironmental evolution in Amazonia. Geological evolution of the Amazonian Craton / Salomon B. Kroonenberg and Emond W.F. de Roever ; The Paleozoic Solimoes and Amazonas basins and the Acre foreland basin of Brazil / Joaquim Ribeiro Wanderley-Filho ... [et al.] ; Tectonic history of the Andes and sub-Andean zones : implications for the development of the Amazon drainage basin / Andres Mora ... [et al.] ; Cenizoic sedimentary evolution of the Amazonian foreland basin system / Martin Roddaz ... [et al.] ; The Nazca Ridge and uplift of the Fitzcarrald Arch : implication for regional geology in northern South America / Nicolas Espurt ... [et al.].
Cenozoic depositional systems in Amazonia. The Amazonian Craton and its influence on past fluvial systems (Mesozoic-Cenozic, Amazonia) / Carina Hoorn ... [et al.] ; The development of the Amazonian mega-wetland (Miocene; Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia) ; Marine influence in Amazonia : evidence from the geological record / Jussi Hovikoski ... [et al.] ; Megafan environments in northern South America and their impact on Amazon Neogene aquatic ecosystems / M. Justin Wilkinson ... [et al.] ; Long-term landscape development processes in Amazonia / Georg Irion and Risto Kalliola.
Amazonian climate, past and present. Climate variation in Amazonia during the Neogene and the Quaternary / Hubert B. Vonhof and Ron J.G. Kaandorp ; Modelling the response of Amazonian climate to the uplift of the Andean mountain range / Pierre Sepulchre, Lisa C. Sloan and Frederic Fluteau ; Modern Andean rainfall variation during ENSO cycles and its impact on the Amazon drainage basin / Bodo Bookhagen and Manfred R. Strecker. The book focuses on geological history as the critical factor in determining the present biodiversity and landscapes of Amazonia. The different driving mechanisms for landscape evolution are explored by reviewing the history of the Amazonian Craton, the associated sedimentary basins, and the role of mountain uplift and climate change. This book provdes an insight into the Meso- and Cenozoic record of Amazonia that was characterized by fluvial and long-lived lake systems and a highly diverse flora and fauna. This fauna includes giants such as the ca. 12 m long caiman Purussaurus, but also a vari.
The book focuses on geological history as the critical factor in determining the present biodiversity and landscapes of Amazonia. The different driving mechanisms for landscape evolution are explored by reviewing the history of the Amazonian Craton, the associated sedimentary basins, and the role of mountain uplift and climate change. This book provdes an insight into the Meso- and Cenozoic record of Amazonia that was characterized by fluvial and long-lived lake systems and a highly diverse flora and fauna. This fauna includes giants such as the ca. 12 m long caiman Purussaurus, but also a vari.
Hoorn, C;Wesselingh, F. P
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Wiley-Blackwell
2010
9781444306408
9781405181136
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