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- DescriptionUrumaco and Venezuelan Paleontology offers a synthesis of the paleontological record of Venezuela, including new discoveries on stratigraphy, paleobotany, fossil invertebrates, and vertebrates. Besides providing a critical summary of the record of decapods, fishes, crocodiles, turtles, rodents, armadillos, and ungulates, several chapters introduce new information on the distribution and paleobiology of groups t previously studied in this part of the world. Given its position in the rthern neotropics, close to the Panamanian land bridge, Venezuela is a key location for understanding faunal exchanges between the Americas in the recent geological past. The book reviews the recent paleobotanical and vertebrate fossil record of the region, provides an understanding of Pleistocene climatic change and biogeography for the last few thousand years, and integrates new information with summaries of Spanish language works on Venezuelan geology and paleontology.
- Author BiographyMarcelo R. Sanchez-Villagra is Assistant Professor of Paleontology at the University of Zurich. Orangel A. Aguilera is Professor Emeritus at the Universidad Francisco de Miranda in Coro. Alfredo A. Carlini is a researcher at the Argentinean Research Council (CONICET) and a faculty member of the Universidad de La Plata in Argentina.
- PublisherIndiana University Press
- Date of Publication16/07/2010
- SubjectEarth Sciences
- Series TitleLife of the Past
- Place of PublicationBloomington, IN
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintIndiana University Press
- Content Note8 color illus., 61 b&w illus.
- Weight840 g
- Width185 mm
- Height259 mm
- Spine23 mm
- Edited byAlfredo A. Carlini,Marcelo R. Sanchez-Villagra,Orangel A. Aguilera
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