Cretaceous (Aptian-Cenomanian) Gastropods of Mexico and their Biogeographic Implications
B. E. Buitrón-Sánchez, C. Gómez-Espinosa, 2003. "Cretaceous (Aptian-Cenomanian) Gastropods of Mexico and their Biogeographic Implications", The Circum-Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean: Hydrocarbon Habitats, Basin Formation and Plate Tectonics, Claudio Bartolini, Richard T. Buffler, Jon F. Blickwede
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Detailed and extensive studies of Cretaceous (Aptian-Cenomanian) gastropods from 19 localities in Mexico (Baja California, Sonora, Jalisco, Colima, Michoacán, Querétaro, Puebla, Guerrero, and Oaxaca) yielded gastropod species that also have been reported from other regions in the world and, thus, support a paleobiogeographic relation with similar faunas in the United States (New Mexico and Texas), the Caribbean region (Cuba), South America (Peru, Brazil), the Mediterranean region (Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Rumania, Syria, Lebanon, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, and Somalia), and Japan. The widely distributed taxa imply that an ample marine faunistic province existed, which included parts of the southwestern United States, western and southeastern Mexico, and the Caribbean and Mediterranean regions.
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The Circum-Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean: Hydrocarbon Habitats, Basin Formation and Plate Tectonics
The Circum-Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean has long been one of the world's most important petroleum provinces, as well as one of the world's most geologically complex regions. These two characteristics have resulted in an extensive amount of ongoing research by both industry and academia. AAPG Memoir 79, The Circum-Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, is the first volume in more than a decade to document such a wide range of research on the geology of this vast area. Of the total 44 papers, roughly two-thirds pertain to the Gulf of Mexico, with an emphasis on the Mexican portion of the basin, and to the petroliferous areas of the southern Caribbean, including Colombia, Venezuela, Cuba, and Trinidad and Tobago. The remaining papers relate to the Antilles and Central America, as well as a series of papers that address region-wide topics such as plate tectonic evolution. A significant number of papers were contributed by authors from national oil companies and universities from within the region.