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The Paraná-Paraguay Basin: Geology and Paleoenvironments

Mariana Brea and Alejandro F. Zucol

in Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268685
eISBN:
9780520948501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268685.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter examines the geology and paleoenvironments of the Paraná-Paraguay Basin. It provides a synthetic chronology of the geological and paleoenvironmental history of the La Plata Basin over ... More


Geology, Tectonics, and Geomorphology of Costa Rica: A Natural History Approach

Guillermo E. Alvarado and Guaria Cárdenes

in Costa Rican Ecosystems

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226121505
eISBN:
9780226121642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226121642.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter presents a synopsis of the geology of Costa Rica with an emphasis on the most recent history, particularly the Quaternary and within that the Holocene. After providing an overview of the ... More


Stable Isotope Geochemistry of Bonebed Fossils: Reconstructing Paleoenvironments, Paleoecology, and Paleobiology

Henry Fricke

in Bonebeds: Genesis, Analysis, and Paleobiological Significance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226723709
eISBN:
9780226723730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723730.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The tissues of living animals contain carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen, which are sourced from the food, water, and air that animals ingest and respire. This linkage holds true for vertebrate hardparts ... More


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