By Sandra Gordillo

ISBN-10: 3319034758

ISBN-13: 9783319034751

ISBN-10: 3319034766

ISBN-13: 9783319034768

In view of the big variety of disciplines keen on Quaternary study, this e-book bargains a one-stop source for the Quaternary examine neighborhood, because it stories the most recent options and gives an method of how mollusk shell continues to be are utilized in the reconstruction of marine environments in southern South the United States. Written through experts within the box, this monograph units the scene for multidisciplinary study concerning taphonomy, paleoecology, paleobiography, morphometry, shell mineralogy research and sclerochronology played on mollusk assemblages and/or chosen taxa, and gives a constant photo of spatial and temporal environmental and climatic changes.

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2002). 3 Reconstructing Local Benthic Paleocommunities 27 For the Atlantic coast, Gordillo and Isla (2011) described two other different local benthic paleocommunities. A Retrotapes dominated assemblage (Pleistocene; Fig. 2c) corresponds to an infralittoral community dominated by one main infaunal element: the venerid Retrotapes, with secondary taxa including other suspension feeders (Mulinia and Mytilus) and different predatory gastropods (Trophon, Buccinanops, Odontocymbiola). Considering the ecological requirements of these taxa and the available paleoenvironmental data, the original community might have developed associated to coarse sand bottoms in the infralittoral zone.

In: Resúmenes 8vo congreso latinoamericano de malacología, Puerto Madryn Boretto G, Gordillo S, Cioccale M, Colombo F, Fucks E (2013) Multi-proxy evidence of Late Quaternary environmental changes in the coastal area of Puerto Lobos (Northern Patagonia, Argentina). Quatern Int 305:188–205. 017 Charó MP, Gordillo S, Fucks EE (2013) Paleoecological significance of Late Quaternary molluscan faunas of the Bahía San Blas area, Argentina. Quatern Int 301:135–149. 019 Feruglio E (1950) Descripción Geológica de La Patagonia.

2011) presented preliminary data on the degree of correspondence between living communities and modern death assemblages along the Patagonian Atlantic coast, and mentioned taphonomic processes that affect fidelity. It can therefore be seen that the fossil record largely portrays the modern faunas from which it is derived. To identify Quaternary mollusks, much information comes from living species, although this is not always complete and depends on the information available for each particular region.

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