Permian Continental and Marine Biota of South-Central Mexico: A Synthesis
A. Silva-Pineda, B. Buitrón-Sánchez, J. Arellano-Gil, D. Vachard, Joel Ramírez, 2003. "Permian Continental and Marine Biota of South-Central Mexico: A Synthesis", 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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The Permian marine and continental sedimentary sequences in south central México and the biota contained in them are analyzed in this paper. The fossil flora and fauna are contained in Permian strata that correspond to the Guacamaya Formation in the states of Hidalgo and Veracruz; to the Patlanoaya, Los Hornos, Cuxtepeque, and Matzitzi Formations in the state of Puebla; to the Olinalá Formation in the state of Guerrero; to the Ihualtepec, Ixtaltepec, and Yododeñe Formations in the state of Oaxaca; and to the Paso Hondo Formation in the state of Chiapas.
The microfaunistic association of Olinalá fusulinids can be correlated with the Guadalupe Mountains and the La Mar Formation of Texas in the U.S.A., and with the Difunta Formation of Coahuila and strata of the states of Sonora, Guerrero, and Oaxaca in Mexico. Fusulinids from the Olinalá, Ihualtepec, and Yododeñe Formations suggest that during the Late Permian (Wordian-Capitanian), these organisms were part of the same paleogeographic province that comprised Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, and California in the United States, and northern Sonora, Chihuahua, Coahuila, extending into central Mexico.
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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.