8. The Development of the Amazonian Mega-Wetland (Miocene; Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia)

  1. C. Hoorn3 and
  2. F. P. Wesselingh4
  1. Carina Hoorn3,
  2. Frank P. Wesselingh4,
  3. Jussi Hovikoski1 and
  4. Javier Guerrero2

Published Online: 1 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306408.ch8

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

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

How to Cite

Hoorn, C., Wesselingh, F. P., Hovikoski, J. and Guerrero, J. (2009) The Development of the Amazonian Mega-Wetland (Miocene; Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia), 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.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 3

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

  2. 4

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geology, University of Turku, 20014 Turku, Finland. Now at: Department of Stratigraphy, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), øster Voldgade 10, 1350 Copenhagen K, Denmark

  2. 2

    Departamento de Geociencias, Universidad Nacional, A.A. 14490, Bogotá, Colombia

  3. 3

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

  4. 4

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

  • Amazonian mega-wetland - Miocene, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Bolivia;
  • Western Amazonia, fluvial systems originating on Amazonian Craton;
  • wetland and mega-wetland;
  • wetland development during Neogene in Amazonia;
  • Pebas and Solimões Formations - wide geographic distribution;
  • Solimões Formation based on Companhia de Pesquisa de Recursos Minerais (CPRM);
  • Terciario Inferior Amazonico (TIA) or ‘Paleogene’ (E-Stm code on map);
  • Middle to Late Miocene record at Santa Rosa de Pichana (Pebas Formation) - depositional cycles and shallowing phases;
  • fluvio-tidal wetland and early Amazon River;
  • Amazonian Miocene mega-wetland

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • Introduction

  • Definition of a wetland and mega-wetland

  • The Miocene Amazonian wetland: evidence from the sedimentary record

  • Causes for wetland development during the Neogene in Amazonia

  • The Amazonian Miocene mega-wetland in its regional context

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References