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Cretaceous (Aptian-Cenomanian) Gastropods of Mexico and their Biogeographic Implications

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B. E. Buitrón-Sánchez
B. E. Buitrón-Sánchez
Instituto de Geología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad Universitaria, México
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C. Gómez-Espinosa
C. Gómez-Espinosa
Facultad de Ciencias, Posgrado, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad Universitaria, México
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Published:
January 01, 2003

Abstract

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

Claudio Bartolini
Claudio Bartolini
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Richard T. Buffler
Richard T. Buffler
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Jon F. Blickwede
Jon F. Blickwede
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
79
ISBN electronic:
9781629810546
Publication date:
January 01, 2003

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