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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Main Authors: Cione, Alberto Luis, Gasparini, Germán Mariano (Author), Soibelzon, Esteban (Author), Soibelzon, Leopoldo Héctor (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: Dordrecht Springer Netherlands 2015, 2015
Series:SpringerBriefs in Earth System Sciences
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 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