9. Marine influence in Amazonia: Evidence from the Geological Record

  1. C. Hoorn5 and
  2. F. P. Wesselingh6
  1. Jussi Hovikoski1,
  2. Frank P. Wesselingh6,
  3. Matti Räsänen2,
  4. Murray Gingras3 and
  5. Hubert B. Vonhof4

Published Online: 1 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306408.ch9

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

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

How to Cite

Hovikoski, J., Wesselingh, F. P., Räsänen, M., Gingras, M. and Vonhof, H. B. (2009) Marine influence in Amazonia: Evidence from the Geological 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.ch9

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

    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

    Department of Geology, University of Turku, 20014 Turku, Finland

  3. 3

    Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, 1-26 Earth Science Building, University of Alberta, Edmonton, T6G2E3, Canada

  4. 4

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculty of Earth, and Life Sciences, Dept of Sedimentology and Marine Geology, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  5. 6

    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:

  • marine influence in Amazonia - evidence from geological record;
  • marine influence in Amazonia in Miocene - controversial issues;
  • sedimentological indications of marine influence;
  • ichnological indications for marine influence;
  • tidal cycle ideal superimposition - in semi-diurnal, coastal depositional settings;
  • invertebrate palaeosalinity indicators;
  • eustasy and geomorphology;
  • isotope geochemical methods assessing palaeosalinities;
  • marine influence in Miocene western and western-central Amazonia;
  • tectonic subsidence of Andean foreland in Middle-Late Miocene - auto- and allocyclically driven shifts in depositional settings

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • Introduction

  • Methods

  • Geological indications of marine influence in Miocene Amazonia

  • Discussion

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References