Meso-Cenozoic Caribbean Paleogeography: Implications for the Historical Biogeography of the Region

@article{IturraldeVinent2006MesoCenozoicCP,
  title={Meso-Cenozoic Caribbean Paleogeography: Implications for the Historical Biogeography of the Region},
  author={Manuel. Iturralde-Vinent},
  journal={International Geology Review},
  year={2006},
  volume={48},
  pages={791 - 827}
}
  • M. Iturralde-Vinent
  • Published 1 September 2006
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • International Geology Review
Since the latest Triassic, the Caribbean started to form as a system of rift valleys within westcentral Pangea, later evolving into a mediterranean sea where distinct volcanic and non-volcanic islands evolved. Since its very early formation, this sea has been playing an important role controlling the historical patterns of ocean water circulation, moderating the world climate, and determining the possibilities of biotic exchange of the surrounding terrestrial and marine ecosystems. The… 
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