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Late Cretaceous/Paleogene West Antarctica Terrestrial Biota and its Intercontinental Affinities

Authors: Reguero, M., Goin, F.J., Acosta Hospitaleche, C., Dutra, T., Marenssi, S.

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One of the most intriguing paleobiogeographical phenomena involving the origins and gradual sundering of Gondwana concerns the close similarities and, in most cases, inferred sister-group relationships of a number of terrestrial and freshwater vertebrate taxa, e.g., dinosaurs, flying birds, mammals, etc., recovered from uppermost Cretaceous/ Paleogene deposits of West Antarctica, South America, and NewZealand/Australia.
For some twenty five extensive and productive investigations in the field of vertebrate paleontology has been carried out in latest Cretaceous and Paleogene deposits in the James Ross Basin, northeast of the Antarctic Peninsula (AP), West Antarctica, on the exposed sequences on James Ross, Vega, Seymour (=Marambio) and Snow Hill islands respectively.
The available geological, geophysical and marine faunistic evidence indicates that the peninsular (AP) part of West Antarctica and the western part of the tip of South America (Magallanic Region, southern Chile) were positioned very close in the latest Cretaceous and early Paleogene favoring the “Overlapping” model of South America-Antarctic Peninsula paleogeographic reconstruction.
Late Cretaceous deposits from Vega, James Ross, Seymour and Snow Hill islands have produced a discrete number of dinosaur taxa and a number of advanced birds together with four mosasaur and three plesiosaur taxa, and a few shark and teleostean taxa.

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Marcelo Reguero has studied at the University of Buenos Aires where he received his PhD in Biological Sciences. He is a Researcher for the Instituto Antártico Argentino. He has received the Antarctic Service Medal of the United States of America. His fields of interest include vertebrate paleontology, biogeography, biostratigraphy and high latitude faunas.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Late Cretaceous/Paleogene West Antarctica Terrestrial Biota and its Intercontinental Affinities
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
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The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-5491-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-5491-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-5490-4
Series ISSN
2191-589X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 120
Number of Illustrations
32 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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