Origin, Evolution and Biogeographic History of South American Turtles

  • Marcelo S. de la Fuente
  • Juliana Sterli
  • Ignacio Maniel

Part of the Springer Earth System Sciences book series (SPRINGEREARTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Marcelo S. de la Fuente, Juliana Sterli, Ignacio Maniel
    Pages 1-5
  3. Marcelo S. de la Fuente, Juliana Sterli, Ignacio Maniel
    Pages 7-34
  4. Marcelo S. de la Fuente, Juliana Sterli, Ignacio Maniel
    Pages 35-52
  5. Marcelo S. de la Fuente, Juliana Sterli, Ignacio Maniel
    Pages 53-93
  6. Marcelo S. de la Fuente, Juliana Sterli, Ignacio Maniel
    Pages 95-131
  7. Marcelo S. de la Fuente, Juliana Sterli, Ignacio Maniel
    Pages 133-142
  8. Marcelo S. de la Fuente, Juliana Sterli, Ignacio Maniel
    Pages 143-160
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 161-168

About this book

Introduction

The extended continental South American turtle record (Norian to Lujanian) allows us to follow the evolution of this reptile clade from its origins. Several significant stem turtle taxa such as: Palaeochersis talampayensis and Condorchelys antiqua provide information on the first steps of turtle evolution. Others such as: Chubutemys copelloi or Patagoniaemys gasparinae provide clues to the origin of the bizarre horned tortoises of the clade Meiolaniidae. The panpleurodiran species such as Notoemys laticentralis or Notoemys zapatocaensis shed light on the origin of modern pleurodiran turtles.  This book explores aquatic and terrestrial cryptodiran turtles, South Gondwana pleurodiran turtles, North Gondwana pleurodiran turtles; Meiolaniforms and early differentiation of Mesozoic turtles.

Keywords

Cenozoic Turtles Jurassic and Early Cretaceous Turtles Meiolannidae Mesozoic Paleobiogeography Phylogeny South American Turtles Testudinata

Authors and affiliations

  • Marcelo S. de la Fuente
    • 1
  • Juliana Sterli
    • 2
  • Ignacio Maniel
    • 3
  1. 1.Museo de Historia Natural de San RafaelSan RafaelArgentina
  2. 2.Museo Paleontológico Egidio FeruglioTrelewArgentina
  3. 3.Fundación de Historia Natural Felix de Azara - CEBBADUniversidad MaimonidesBuenos AiresArgentina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-00518-8
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-00517-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-00518-8
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