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Alejandro Lomoschitz ; Juan-Francisco Betancort ;Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas 2016, 33 (2)

Author: Joaquín Meco

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Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas ISSN: 1026-8774 rmcg@geociencias.unam.mx Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México México Meco, Joaquín; Lomoschitz, Alejandro; Betancort, Juan-Francisco Early Pliocene tracer of North Atlantic and South Pacific sea surface currents: Janthina typica (Bronn, 1860) (Mollusca: Gastropoda) Revista Mexicana de Ciencias Geológicas, vol.
33, núm.
2, 2016, pp.
192-197 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México Querétaro, México Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=57246489004 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Meco et al. REVISTA MEXICANA DE CIENCIAS GEOLÓGICAS v.
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192-197 Early Pliocene tracer of North Atlantic and South Pacific sea surface currents: Janthina typica (Bronn, 1860) (Mollusca: Gastropoda) Joaquín Meco1,*, Alejandro Lomoschitz2 and Juan-Francisco Betancort1 Departamento de Biología, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), 35017, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain. 2 Instituto de Oceanografía y Cambio Global, Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), 35017 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain. * joaquinfrancisco.meco@ulpgc.es 1 ABSTRACT Janthina typica is an extinct, rare, floating species of gastropod from the early Pliocene whose fossils have an unusual geographic distribution, appearing in the eastern North Atlantic archipelagos (Canary, Azores, Madeira and Selvagen Islands), Morocco, and Pacific (New Zealand, Australia and Japan).
This study examines the origin of this biogeography and how the species may have dispersed via sea surface currents.
We have considered the published ecological aspects of the genus Janthina, the Janthina typica fossil localities, and ocean palae...





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