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The Paraná-Paraguay Basin: Geology and Paleoenvironments

Mariana Brea and Alejandro F. Zucol

in Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780520268685
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520948501 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520268685.003.0004
The Paraná-Paraguay Basin: Geology and Paleoenvironments

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This chapter examines the geology and paleoenvironments of the Paraná-Paraguay Basin. It provides a synthetic chronology of the geological and paleoenvironmental history of the La Plata Basin over the Upper Cretaceous and Cenozoic periods. It evaluates the evidence for the so-called Paranense Sea, a hypothetical intracontinental seaway to explain similarities between Caribbean and Argentinean Miocene marine faunas.

Keywords: Paraná-Paraguay Basin; geology; paleoenvironments; La Plata Basin; Paranense Sea; intercontinental seaway; marine faunas

Chapter.  11191 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Aquatic Biology

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