The Great American Biotic Interchange A South American Perspective

South American ecosystems suffered one of the greatest biogeographical events, after the establishment of the Panamian land bridge, called the “Great American Biotic Interchange” (GABI). This refers to the exchange, in several phases, of land mammals between the Americas; this event started during t...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Cione, Alberto Luis, Gasparini, Germán Mariano (Author), Soibelzon, Esteban (Author), Soibelzon, Leopoldo Héctor (Author)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2015, 2015
Edition:1st ed. 2015
Series:SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • The history of the Great American Biotic Interchange concept
  • Continents involved in the GABI
  • Landbridges between previously isolated continents
  • Chronology, Stratigraphy and Paleoclimatology of South America since Late Miocene to the Recent
  • Objectives and hypothesis
  • Methods
  • Stratigraphic conceptual framework
  • Taxonomic diversity: native, immigrant, and in situ differentiated taxa
  • Paleoecology: body mass and diet estimations
  • Analysis of Immigrant Mammal Fauna through the Diffferent Ages
  • Huayquerian Age
  • Montehermosan Age
  • Chapadmalalan Age
  • Marplatan Age
  • Ensenadan Age
  • Bonaerian Ag
  • Lujanian Age
  • Platan Age
  • Discussion
  • The GABI chronology and dynamics
  • Integration of South American mammalian faunas: native and immigrant taxa coexisting
  • Quaternary mammalian extinctions in South American Composition of recent mammalian fauna of South America