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Permian Continental and Marine Biota of South-Central Mexico: A Synthesis

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A. Silva-Pineda
A. Silva-Pineda
Instituto de Geología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City, Mexico
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B. Buitrón-Sánchez
B. Buitrón-Sánchez
Instituto de Geología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City, Mexico
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J. Arellano-Gil
J. Arellano-Gil
Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City, Mexico
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D. Vachard
D. Vachard
Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille, U.F.R. des Sciences de la Tierra, France
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Joel Ramírez
Joel Ramírez
Escuela Regional de Ciencias de la Tierra, Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero, Exhacienda de San Juan Bautista, Estado de Guerrero, Mexico
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Published:
January 01, 2003

Abstract

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

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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