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By Carina Hoorn,Frank Wesselingh

The ebook specializes in geological background because the severe think about deciding on the current biodiversity and landscapes of Amazonia. the several riding mechanisms for panorama evolution are explored by way of reviewing the heritage of the Amazonian Craton, the linked sedimentary basins, and the position of mountain uplift and weather switch.

This booklet provdes an perception into the Meso- and Cenozoic list of Amazonia that used to be characterised through fluvial and long-lived lake platforms and a hugely various natural world. This fauna comprises giants resembling the ca. 12 m lengthy caiman Purussaurus, but in addition a assorted fish fauna and fragile molluscs, while fossil pollen and spores shape relics of ancestral swamps and rainforests.

Finally, a evaluate the molecular datasets of the fashionable Amazonian rainforest and aquatic surroundings, discussing the potential family among the starting place of Amazonian species variety and the palaeogeographic, palaeoclimatic and palaeoenvironmental evolution of northern South the US. The multidisciplinary procedure in comparing the background of Amazonia has ended in a entire quantity that gives novel insights into the evolution of this region.

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