By Carina Hoorn,Frank Wesselingh
This booklet provdes an perception into the Meso- and Cenozoic checklist of Amazonia that was once characterised through fluvial and long-lived lake structures and a hugely diversified natural world. This fauna contains giants resembling the ca. 12 m lengthy caiman Purussaurus, but in addition a diversified fish fauna and fragile molluscs, when fossil pollen and spores shape relics of ancestral swamps and rainforests.
Finally, a evaluate the molecular datasets of the trendy Amazonian rainforest and aquatic atmosphere, discussing the prospective kin among the foundation of Amazonian species range and the palaeogeographic, palaeoclimatic and palaeoenvironmental evolution of northern South the United States. The multidisciplinary method in comparing the background of Amazonia has led to a entire quantity that gives novel insights into the evolution of this region.
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Amazonia, Landscape and Species Evolution: A Look into the Past by Carina Hoorn,Frank Wesselingh