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Taphonomic analysis with emphasis on insect marks on bioclasts of paleovertebrates of Solimões Formation (late Miocene, basin Acre)

Grant number: 16/18329-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2016
Effective date (End): November 30, 2017
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Zoology - Paleozoology
Principal Investigator:Renato Pirani Ghilardi
Grantee:Gabriel Garcia Ferreira da Silva
Home Institution: Faculdade de Ciências (FC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Bauru. Bauru , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The palaeontological records of the Solimões Formation (upper Miocene of Acre Basin) have been extensively studied and a rich fauna of vertebrates has been reported in recent decades. But few of these studies have focused on the taphonomic processes that acted in these fossils. The main objective of this work is taphonomic analysis on fossil samples of Solimões Basin for better understanding of the influence of arthropods in preservational processes bioclasts. (AU)