A 60-million-year Cenozoic history of western Amazonian ecosystems in Contamana, eastern Peru

  title={A 60-million-year Cenozoic history of western Amazonian ecosystems in Contamana, eastern Peru},
  author={Pierre Antoine and Mar{\'i}a Alejandra Abello and S. Adnet and Ali J. Altamirano Sierra and Patrice Baby and Guillaume Billet and Myriam Boivin and Y. Calder{\'o}n and Adriana M. Candela and Jules Chabain and Fernando Corfu and Darin A. Croft and M. Ganer{\o}d and Carlos Jaramillo and Sebastian Klaus and Laurent Marivaux and Rosa E. Navarrete and Maeva J. Orliac and Francisco Parra and Mar{\'i}a Elena Mart{\'i}nez P{\'e}rez and François Pujos and Jean Claude Rage and Anthony Ravel and C{\'e}line Robinet and Martin Roddaz and Julia V. Tejada-Lara and Jorge V{\'e}lez‐Juarbe and Frank P. Wesselingh and Rodolfo Salas-Gismondi},
  journal={Gondwana Research},
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Neogene molluscs, shallow marine paleoenvironments, and chronostratigraphy of the Guajira Peninsula, Colombia
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