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SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences

The Great American Biotic Interchange

A South American Perspective

Authors: Cione, A.L., Gasparini, G.M., Soibelzon, E., Soibelzon, L.H., Tonni, E.P.

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  • Presents a unique critique on The Great American Biotic Interchange
  • The book presents an interesting analysis of immigrant mammal fauna through the ages
  • The most important and richest localities of Late Miocene-Holocene fossil vertebrates of South America are those of the Pampean region of Argentina
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South American ecosystems suffered one of the greatest biogeographical events, after the establishment of the Panamian land bridge, called the “Great American Biotic Interchange” (GABI). This refers to the exchange, in several phases, of land mammals between the Americas; this event started during the late Miocene with the appearance of the Holartic Procyonidae (Huayquerian Age) in South America and continues today. The major phases of mammalian dispersal occurred from the Latest Pliocene (Marplatan Age) to the Late Pleistocene (Lujanian Age). The most important and richest localities of Late Miocene-Holocene fossil vertebrates of South America are those of the Pampean region of Argentina. There are also several Late Miocene and Pliocene localities in western Argentina and Bolivia. Other important fossils have been collected in localities of Pleistocene age outside Argentina: Tarija (Bolivia), karstic caves of Lagoa Santa and the recently explored caves of Tocantins (Brasil), Talara (Perú), La Carolina (Ecuador), Muaco (Venezuela), and Cueva del Milodon (Chile), among others. The book discusses basic information for interpreting the GABI such as taxonomic composition (incorporating the latest revisions) at classical and new localities for each stage addressing climate, environments, and time boundaries for each stage. It includes the chronology and dynamics of the GABI, the integration of South American mammalian faunas through time, the Quaternary mammalian extinctions and the composition of recent mammalian fauna of the continent.

About the authors

All the authors are associated with the Department of Vertebrate Paleontology of the Museo de La Plata in Argentina. Alberto Luis Cione, Germán Mariano Gasparini and Esteban Soibelzon are members of Argentina's National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET).

Table of contents (3 chapters)

Table of contents (3 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-8

    Cione, Alberto Luis (et al.)

  • Continental Relationships, Chronostratigraphy, Climates, and Mammalian Biogeography of Southern South America Since Late Miocene

    Pages 9-69

    Cione, Alberto Luis (et al.)

  • The GABI in Southern South America

    Pages 71-96

    Cione, Alberto Luis (et al.)

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eBook $54.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-9792-4
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-9791-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Great American Biotic Interchange
Book Subtitle
A South American Perspective
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9792-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9792-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-9791-7
Series ISSN
2191-589X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 97
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 28 illustrations in colour
Topics