Five. Cenozoic Sedimentary Evolution of the Amazonian Foreland Basin System

  1. C. Hoorn7 and
  2. F. P. Wesselingh8
  1. Martin Roddaz1,
  2. Wilber Hermoza2,
  3. Andres Mora3,
  4. Patrice Baby1,
  5. Mauricio Parra4,
  6. Frédéric Christophoul5,
  7. Stéphane Brusset1 and
  8. Nicolas Espurt6

Published Online: 1 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306408.ch5

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

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

How to Cite

Roddaz, M., Hermoza, W., Mora, A., Baby, P., Parra, M., Christophoul, F., Brusset, S. and Espurt, N. (2009) Cenozoic Sedimentary Evolution of the Amazonian Foreland Basin System, 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.ch5

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

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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

    ECOPETROL, Instituto Colombiano del Petroleo, Santander, Colombia

  4. 4

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

  5. 5

    Université de Toulouse; UPS (SVT-OMP); CNRS/IRD; LMTG; 14 Av, Edouard Belin, F-31400 Toulouse, France

  6. 6

    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:

  • Cenozoic sedimentary evolution of Amazonian foreland basin system;
  • Amazonian foreland basin system;
  • orogenic loading and unloading stages and depozones in retro-foreland basin;
  • western Amazon drainage basin - southern Colombia to northern Bolivia;
  • Colombian foreland basin system and Cenozoic sedimentary evolution;
  • Maastrichtian units;
  • Cenozoic sedimentary evolution of Ecuadorian foreland basin system;
  • Paleogene-Neogene Ecuadorian foreland basin;
  • Arajuno Formation - fine-to-coarse-grained sandstones with trough cross-bedded stratifications;
  • Quendeque Formation - Late Oligocene-Miocene in age

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Basic concepts

  • Geological setting and stratigraphy of Amazonian foreland basin deposits

  • Cenozoic sedimentary evolution of the Colombian foreland basin system

  • Cenozoic sedimentary evolution of the Ecuadorian foreland basin system

  • Cenozoic sedimentary evolution of the Peruvian and northern Bolivian foreland basin system

  • Neogene(?) to Present

  • Sedimentation rates

  • Discussion

  • Acknowledgments

  • Conclusions

  • References