The most relevant contributions on Mexican Paleontology are described by specialists. Diverse aspects of almost every fossil group are reviewed. Information on recent advances of important localities is provided.
This book will offer updated information useful to the fields of stratigraphy, sedimentology, tectonics, paleobiogeography, paleoclimatology and evolution. The first comprehensive source of information about Mexican fossils in English.
Geological Setting and Phytodiversity in Mexico.- Tertiary Palynofloristic Correlations between Mexican Formations with Emphasis in Dating the Balsas Group.- Mesozoic Corals of Mexico.- Rudists of Mexico: Historical Aspects and Selected Areas of Research.- Mesozoic and Tertiary Decapod Crustacea of Mexico.- Cretaceous Echinoids of Mexico.- Fossil Ophiuroids of Mexico.- Fossil Record of Upper Paleozoic Marine Invertebrates from Mexico.- Mesozoic Osteichthyans of Mexico.- Research on fossil amphibians and reptiles in Mexico, from 1869 to early 2004 (including marine forms but excluding pterosaurs, dinosaurs, and obviously, birds).- A review of the Dinosaurian Record from Mexico.- Mexican Fossil Mammals, Who, Where and When? Revision of Recent Investigations in the Tlayua Quarry.
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Dr. Francisco J. Vega was Head of the Geology Department, Instituto de Geologia, UNAM, and Secretary of the Paleontological Society (South Central Section). His contributions deal with biostratigraphy and systematics of Cretaceous and Tertiary Crustacea and Mollusca. Torrey Nyborg received his MS degree from Kent State University. He works with decapod crustaceans and fossil mammal and bird tracks. Torrey is currently working towards his PhD from Loma Linda University. Dr. Maria del Carmen Perrilliat is a prominent specialist on Cretaceous and Tertiary Mollusca. She is currently the Elected President of the Mexican Paleontological Society (SOMEXPAL). Dr. Marisol Montellano-Ballesteros got her PhD from The University of California at Berkeley, and has been a key piece for the Mexican Vertebrate Paleontological Society. Her field of interest is Late Mesozoic and Late Cenozoic mammals. Dr. Sergio R. S. Cevallos-Ferriz received his MS and PhD from the University of Alberta, and was Head of the Department of Paleontology, Instituto de Geologia, UNAM. Dr. Cevallos-Ferriz is a well known specialist on Mesozoic and Cenozoic paleobotany. Dr. Sara A. Quiroz-Barroso got her MS and PhD from the UNAM and she has been Secretary of the Mexican Paleontological Society. She works with Paleozoic Mollusca from Mexico.