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Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes$
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James Albert

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780520268685

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520268685.001.0001

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Geological Development of Amazon and Orinoco Basins

Geological Development of Amazon and Orinoco Basins

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(p.58) (p.59) Three Geological Development of Amazon and Orinoco Basins
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Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes
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Frank P. Wesselingh

Carina Hoorn

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520268685.003.0003

This chapter examines the geological development of the Orinoco and Amazon River basins. It analyzes the evolution of aquatic Amazonian ecosystems from the Late Cretaceous to the Quaternary period and provides and considers the potential impacts on the development of modern Amazonian fish faunas. It provides paleogeographic reconstructions of northern South America from the Oligocene to the Late Miocene based on the geological and paleontological records.

Keywords:   geological development, Orinoco River basin, Amazon River basin, Amazonian ecosystems, fish faunas, South America, paleogeographic reconstructions

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