Three. The Paleozoic Solimões and Amazonas Basins and the Acre Foreland Basin of Brazil

  1. C. Hoorn5 and
  2. F. P. Wesselingh6
  1. Joaquim Ribeiro Wanderley-Filho1,
  2. Jaime Fernandes Eiras2,
  3. Paulo Roberto da Cruz Cunha3 and
  4. Paulus H. van der Ven4

Published Online: 1 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306408.ch3

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

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

How to Cite

Wanderley-Filho, J. R., Eiras, J. F., da Cruz Cunha, P. R. and van der Ven, P. H. (2009) The Paleozoic Solimões and Amazonas Basins and the Acre Foreland Basin of Brazil, 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.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 5

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

  2. 6

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Petrobras Exploration and Production – Amazônia Business Unit, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

  2. 2

    PetroGeo – Serviços Geológicos S/S Ltd, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

  3. 3

    Petrobras Exploration and Production – Espírito Santos Basin, Avenida República do Chile 65, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  4. 4

    Petrobras Exploration and Production – Equatorial Margin and Interior Basins, Avenida República do Chile 65, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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:

  • Paleozoic Solimões and Amazonas basins and Acre foreland basin of Brazil;
  • Proterozoic evolution of Amazonian region - two main tectonic events;
  • geochronological provinces and lithological association of Amazonian Craton;
  • Phanerozoic first-order sedimentary sequences and sister basin sedimentary fill;
  • Amazonas Basin - Mesozoic and Cenozoic sedimentary cover and dense rainforest;
  • Cretaceous and Neogene section;
  • Solimões Basin, east–west-oriented Paleozoic intracratonic depression;
  • erosional processes and Late Hercynian orogeny;
  • Paleozoic-Mesozoic foreland Acre Basin;
  • Triassic-Jurassic Cycle - Late Triassic evolution of intracratonic Acre Basin

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction to the region's geological evolution

  • The Amazonas Basin

  • The Solimões Basin

  • The Paleozoic-Mesozoic foreland Acre Basin

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References