Studies on Mexican Paleontology / Edition 1

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This is the first comprehensive source of information about Mexican fossils to be published in English. The book offers updated information in the fields of stratigraphy, sedimentology, tectonics, paleobiogeography, paleoclimatology and evolution. Included is an extensive bibliography of almost 1000 references related to the central topic, a tribute to two centuries of research.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402038822
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 3/21/2006
  • Series: Topics in Geobiology Series , #24
  • Edition description: 2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 308
  • Product dimensions: 0.75 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Francisco J. Vega was Head of the Geology Department, Instituto de Geología, UNAM, and Secretary of the Paleontological Society (South Central Section). His contributions deal with biostratigraphy and systematics of Cretaceous and Tertiary Crustacea and Mollusca.

Torrey Nyborg received his MS degree from Kent State University. He works with decapod crustaceans and fossil mammal and bird tracks. Torrey is currently working towards his PhD from Loma Linda University.

Dr. María del Carmen Perrilliat is a prominent specialist on Cretaceous and Tertiary Mollusca. She is

currently the Elected President of the Mexican Paleontological Society (SOMEXPAL).

Dr. Marisol Montellano-Ballesteros got her PhD from The University of California at Berkeley, and has

been a key piece for the Mexican Vertebrate Paleontological Society. Her field of interest is Late

Mesozoic and Late Cenozoic mammals.

Dr. Sergio R. S. Cevallos-Ferriz received his MS and PhD from the University of Alberta, and was Head

of the Department of Paleontology, Instituto de Geología, UNAM. Dr. Cevallos-Ferriz is a well known

specialist on Mesozoic and Cenozoic paleobotany.

Dr. Sara A. Quiroz-Barroso got her MS and PhD from the UNAM and she has been Secretary of the

Mexican Paleontological Society. She works with Paleozoic Mollusca from Mexico.

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Table of Contents

1. Geological setting and phytodiversity in Mexico; Cevallos-Ferriz, Sergio R. S. and González-Torres, Enrique A.

2. Tertiary Palynofloristic correlations between Mexican Formations with emphasis in dating the Balsas Group; Martínez-Hernández, Enrique and Ramírez-Arriaga, Elia.

3. Mesozoic Corals of Mexico; Filkorn, Harry F.

4. Rudists of Mexico: Historical Aspects and Selected Areas of Research; García-Barrera, Pedro.

5. Mesozoic and Tertiary Decapod Crustacea of Mexico;Vega, Francisco J.; Nyborg, Torrey G. and Perrilliat, María del Carmen.

6. Cretaceous Echinoids of Mexico; Nieto-López, Itzia and García-Barrera, Pedro.

7. Fossil Ophiuroids of Mexico; Martín-Medrano, Leonora and García-Barrera, Pedro.

8. Fossil record of Upper Paleozoic Marine Invertebrates from Mexico; Quiroz-Barroso, Sara A. and Sour-Tovar, Francisco.

9. Mesozoic Osteichthyans of Mexico; Alvarado-Ortega, Jesús; González-Rodríguez, Katia; Blanco-Piñón, Alberto; Espinosa-Arrubarrena, Luis and Ovalles-Damián, Ernesto.

10. Research on fossil amphibians and reptiles in Mexico, from 1869 to early 2004 (including marine forms but excluding pterosaurs, dinosaurs, and obviously, birds); Reynoso, Víctor-Hugo.

11. A review of the Dinosaurian Record from Mexico; Rivera-Sylva, Héctor E.; Rodríguez-de La Rosa, R. and Ortiz-Mendieta, Jorge A.

12. Mexican Fossil Mammals, Who, Where and When? Montellano-Ballesteros, Marisol and Jiménez-Hidalgo, E.

13. Revision of Recent Investigations in the Tlayúa Quarry; Applegate, Shelton P.; Espinosa-Arrubarrena, Luis; Alvarado-Ortega, Jesu's and Benammi, Mouloud.

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