Springer Earth System Sciences

Origin, Evolution and Biogeographic History of South American Turtles

Authors: de la Fuente, Marcelo, Sterli, Juliana, Maniel, Ignacio

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  • Distribution maps of extant and extinct species of South American turtle species
  • Life reconstruction of peculiar extinct South American species
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The extended continental South American turtle record (Norian to Lujanian) allows us to follow the evolution of this reptile clade from its origins. Several significant stem turtle taxa such as: Palaeochersis talampayensis and Condorchelys antiqua provide information on the first steps of turtle evolution. Others such as: Chubutemys copelloi or Patagoniaemys gasparinae provide clues to the origin of the bizarre horned tortoises of the clade Meiolaniidae. The panpleurodiran species such as Notoemys laticentralis or Notoemys zapatocaensis shed light on the origin of modern pleurodiran turtles.  This book explores aquatic and terrestrial cryptodiran turtles, South Gondwana pleurodiran turtles, North Gondwana pleurodiran turtles; Meiolaniforms and early differentiation of Mesozoic turtles.

About the authors

Marcelo S. de la Fuente studied at the Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo de la Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. He has been a guest professor at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris. He acts as a research member of the National Science Council of Argentina (CONICET) at the Museum of Natural History of San Rafael (Province of Mendoza). He is a published author of several papers in national and international journals on turtle systematics. His research interests involve the evolution and systematics of South American Meso-Cenozoic turtles.

Juliana Sterli studied at the Facultad de CienciasNaturales y Museo, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina. She is a research member of the Argentinian National Research Council (CONICET) at the Museo Egidio Feruglio of Trelew (Province of Chubut). Her research interests include cladistics (systematic biology), evolution, phylogenetics, Testudinata and vertebrate paleontology. She is a published author and works as a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

Ignacio J. Maniel has a degree in paleontology from the Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a doctoral fellow of the Argentinian National Research Council (CONICET) at the Foundation of Natural History Félix de Azara (Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires).His research interests include the evolution and phylogeny of pleurodiran turtles.

 

 

Reviews

From the reviews:

“Argentine biologists de la Fuente, Sterli, and Maniel … have combined their talents to produce this impressive monograph summarizing the origin, evolution, and biogeography of South American terrestrial turtles. … This well-written, highly informative book on South American turtles will be indispensable to chelonian specialists and institutions with graduate-level programs with interests in South American fauna. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students and above.” (E. D. Keiser, Choice, Vol. 51 (9), May, 2014)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Fuente, Marcelo S. (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • Aquatic Cryptodiran Turtles: The Most Recent Island Hoppers

    Fuente, Marcelo S. (et al.)

    Pages 7-34

  • Tortoises: The Oldest Island Hoppers

    Fuente, Marcelo S. (et al.)

    Pages 35-52

  • South Gondwana Pleurodiran Turtles

    Fuente, Marcelo S. (et al.)

    Pages 53-93

  • North Gondwana Pleurodiran Turtles

    Fuente, Marcelo S. (et al.)

    Pages 95-131

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Hardcover $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Origin, Evolution and Biogeographic History of South American Turtles
Authors
Series Title
Springer Earth System Sciences
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-00518-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-00518-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-00517-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-37640-0
Series ISSN
2197-9596
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 168
Number of Illustrations and Tables
46 b/w illustrations
Topics