19. The Origin of the Modern Amazon Rainforest: Implications of the Palynological and Palaeobotanical Record

  1. C. Hoorn7 and
  2. F. P. Wesselingh8
  1. Carlos Jaramillo1,
  2. Carina Hoorn7,
  3. Silane A. F. Silva1,2,
  4. Fatima Leite1,3,
  5. Fabiany Herrera1,
  6. Luis Quiroz1,4,
  7. Rodolfo Dino5 and
  8. Luzia Antonioli6

Published Online: 1 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306408.ch19

Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution: A look into the past

Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution: A look into the past

How to Cite

Jaramillo, C., Hoorn, C., Silva, S. A. F., Leite, F., Herrera, F., Quiroz, L., Dino, R. and Antonioli, L. (2009) The Origin of the Modern Amazon Rainforest: Implications of the Palynological and Palaeobotanical Record, in Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution: A look into the past (eds C. Hoorn and F. P. Wesselingh), Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306408.ch19

Editor Information

  1. 7

    Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Analysis, University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 318, 1098 SM Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  2. 8

    Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 9517, Darwinweg 2, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. 1

    Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Box 0843-03092, Balboa, Republic of Panama

  2. 2

    Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia-INPA, Coordenaçāo de pesquisas em Botânica, Laboratório de Palinologia, Av. André Araujo 2936. P.O Box-478, Manaus, AM, Brazil

  3. 3

    Institute of Geosciences, University of Brasília, 70910-900, Brasília, Brazil

  4. 4

    Department of Geological Sciences, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 5E2, Canada

  5. 5

    Rua Horácio Macedo, 950, Cidade Universitária – Ilha do Fundâo, 21941-915 – Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

  6. 6

    Universidade Estadual do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Faculdade de Geologia – DEPA. Campus Francisco Negrāo de Lima Pavilhāo Joāo Lyra Filho R. Sāo Francisco Xavier, 524, 4° andar Bloco A – Sala 2030 Maracanā – Rio de Janeiro – RJ – Cep 20550-900, Brazil

  7. 7

    Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Analysis, University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 318, 1098 SM Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181136

Online ISBN: 9781444306408

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Keywords:

  • origin of modern Amazon rainforest - palynological and palaeobotanical record implications;
  • Northern South America - highly diversified forest vegetation;
  • Cretaceous sequences of intracratonic Brazilian basins - and terrestrial siliciclastic rocks;
  • Cretaceous Amazonian floras;
  • Neogene, changing climate, fluctuating sea levels and tectonic instability;
  • Paleogene northern South America;
  • organic-rich clays, lignites and siltstone - intercalated in fluvial and lacustrine sequences;
  • Neogene Amazonian fluvial landscape and episodic marine incursion effect;
  • Urumaco Formation - formed by Upper Miocene deltaic deposits;
  • fossil woods from Middle Miocene Pebas Formation of Peruvian Amazonia

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Palynology

  • Palaeobotany

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References