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La paleontología marina en el Istmo de Panamá

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dc.contributor.author O'Dea, Aaron en
dc.contributor.author Rodriguez, Felix en
dc.contributor.author DeGracia, Carlos en
dc.contributor.author Coates, Anthony G. en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-12T18:52:02Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-12T18:52:02Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation O'Dea, Aaron, Rodriguez, Felix, DeGracia, Carlos, and Coates, Anthony G. 2007. "<a href="https://repository.si.edu/handle/10088/18312">La paleontología marina en el Istmo de Panamá</a>." <em>Canto Rodado</em>. 2:149&ndash;179. en
dc.identifier.issn 1818-2917
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10088/18312
dc.description.abstract The Isthmus of Panama contains an extremely rich fossil record that has enabled paleontologists to assemble a fascinating account of how the Isthmus formed, and what the environmental, ecological and evolutionary consequences of its formation were to life in the seas of Tropical America. In this paper we celebrate 20 years of the Panama Paleontology Project (PPP) with an account of marine paleontology on the Isthmus with the aim of stimulating interest in students and researchers into the currently understudied world of tropical paleontology. We summarize over 100 years of paleontological research on the Isthmus of Panama, present the most up-to-date model of Isthmus formation, and describe the origins of the Caribbean and Pacific environments that prevail today. We provide a short review of the history of paleontological research on the Isthmus, illustrate the significance of Isthmian paleontological research for understanding the origin of life in Tropical American seas today, and highlight the potentials for future research. We describe the most appropriate techniques for collecting marine fossils in the region and the best ways to manage collections. Finally, we present three geological formations (the Late Miocene Gatun formation, the Pliocene Cayo Agua formation and the Plio-Pleistocene Burica formation) that occur on the Caribbean and Pacific coasts of the Isthmus. For each formation the location of outcrops, their sedimentology and their ages are presented alongside geological and paleontological evidence that describes their depositional environment. For each formation, we list areas where fossils can easily be collected, illustrate those fossils commonly found and discuss their environmental, ecological and evolutionary significance. en
dc.relation.ispartof Canto Rodado en
dc.title La paleontología marina en el Istmo de Panamá en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.srbnumber 55620
rft.jtitle Canto Rodado
rft.volume 2
rft.spage 149
rft.epage 179
dc.description.SIUnit CTPA en
dc.description.SIUnit Center for Tropical Palaeoecology and Archaeology en
dc.description.SIUnit NH-EOL en
dc.description.SIUnit STRI en
dc.citation.spage 149
dc.citation.epage 179

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