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Geochronology and Land-Mammal Biochronology of the Transamerican Faunal Interchange

  • Larry G. Marshall
Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 4)

Abstract

In recent years a combination of biostratigraphic, magnetostratigraphic, and radioisotopic data has been employed to calibrate aspects of the Great American Faunal Interchange (sensu Webb, 1976) that occurred in the late Cenozoic between North and South America. Many of these studies have focused on documenting the time of first appearance of immigrant taxa that participated in the interchange. These multidisciplinary studies were first applied to North American rocks and faunas (e.g., Johnson et al., 1975; Lindsay et al., 1976, 1980, 1984; Opdyke et al., 1977; Tedford, 1981; Galusha et al., 1984) and, subsequently (or concurrently) to those in South America (e.g., Marshall et al., 1977, 1979, 1982,a,b,c, 1983c; Marshall, 1982; MacFadden et al., 1983; Butler et al., 1984).

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Glacial Maximum Land Bridge Local Fauna Chubut Province North American Taxon 
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  • Larry G. Marshall
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  1. 1.Department of GeosciencesUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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