Amazonia, Landscape and Species Evolution: A Look into the by Carina Hoorn,Frank Wesselingh

By Carina Hoorn,Frank Wesselingh

The booklet specializes in geological heritage because the severe consider picking the current biodiversity and landscapes of Amazonia. different using mechanisms for panorama evolution are explored by way of reviewing the background of the Amazonian Craton, the linked sedimentary basins, and the function of mountain uplift and weather switch.

This publication provdes an perception into the Meso- and Cenozoic checklist of Amazonia that used to be characterised through fluvial and long-lived lake structures and a hugely assorted wildlife. This fauna comprises giants similar to the ca. 12 m lengthy caiman Purussaurus, but additionally a different fish fauna and fragile molluscs, while fossil pollen and spores shape relics of ancestral swamps and rainforests.

Finally, a overview the molecular datasets of the fashionable Amazonian rainforest and aquatic surroundings, discussing the potential family among the beginning of Amazonian species variety and the palaeogeographic, palaeoclimatic and palaeoenvironmental evolution of northern South the USA. The multidisciplinary method in comparing the heritage of Amazonia has led to a accomplished quantity that gives novel insights into the evolution of this region.

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