Four. Tectonic History of the Andes and Sub-Andean Zones: Implications for the Development of the Amazon Drainage Basin

  1. C. Hoorn6 and
  2. F. P. Wesselingh7
  1. Andres Mora1,
  2. Patrice Baby2,
  3. Martin Roddaz2,
  4. Mauricio Parra3,
  5. Stéphane Brusset2,
  6. Wilber Hermoza4 and
  7. Nicolas Espurt5

Published Online: 1 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306408.ch4

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

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

How to Cite

Mora, A., Baby, P., Roddaz, M., Parra, M., Brusset, S., Hermoza, W. and Espurt, N. (2009) Tectonic History of the Andes and Sub-Andean Zones: Implications for the Development of the Amazon Drainage Basin, 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.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 6

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

  2. 7

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    ECOPETROL, Instituto Colombiano del Petroleo, Santander, Colombia

  2. 2

    Laboratoire des Mécanismes et Transferts en, Géologie, Université de Toulouse; UPS (SVT-OMP); CNRS/IRD; LMTG; 14 Av, Edouard Belin, F-31400 Toulouse, France

  3. 3

    Institut für Geowissenschaften, Universität Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany; now at: The University of Texas at Austin, 1, University Station c1100 Austin, TX 78712-0254, USA

  4. 4

    PeruPetro S.A., av. Luis Aldana 320, San Borja, Lima 41, Peru. Now: REPSOL-YPF, Paseo de la Castellana 280, 1aPl., 28046 Madrid, Spain

  5. 5

    Laboratoire des Mécanismes et Transferts en, Géologie, Université de Toulouse; UPS (SVT-OMP); CNRS/IRD; LMTG; 14 Av, Edouard Belin, F-31400 Toulouse, France. Now: CEREGE UMR6635 Université Paul Cézanne CNRS BP80 13545, Aix en Provence, France

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:

  • tectonic history of Andes and sub-Andean zones;
  • Andes and Amazon River - neighbouring geographical and geological features;
  • history of Amazon River in regional geological context;
  • Cenozoic shortening history - in Central and Northern Andes;
  • Northern Peruvian Andes and Ecuadorian Andes;
  • pre-Eocene deformation events and ‘Peruvian phase’;
  • surface uplift data in Andes;
  • Central Andes - studies on exhumation of Bolivian Eastern Cordillera;
  • Vaupés Swell and Fitzcarrald Arch;
  • Andes and its relationship to Amazon foreland and Amazon River dynamics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Andes and their relationship with the plate tectonic context

  • The history of the Amazon River in a regional geological context

  • Cenozoic shortening history in the Central and

  • Northern Andes

  • Exhumation histories

  • Surface uplift data in the Andes

  • Structural styles and timing of the structures in the sub-Andean zones

  • The Vaupés Swell and the Fitzcarrald Arch

  • Discussion

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References