Studies on Mexican Paleontology

  • Francisco J. Vega
  • Torrey G. Nyborg
  • María Del Carmen Perrilliat
  • Marisol Montellano-Ballesteros
  • Sergio R. S. Cevallos-Ferriz
  • Sara A. Quiroz-Barroso

Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 24)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Sergio R. S. Cevallos-Ferriz, Enrique A. Gonzàlez-Torres
    Pages 1-18
  3. Harry F. Filkorn
    Pages 47-59
  4. Francisco J. Vega, Torrey G. Nyborg, María Del Carmen Perrilliat
    Pages 79-100
  5. Itzia Nieto-LóPez, Pedro GarcíA-Barrera
    Pages 101-113
  6. Leonora Martín-Medrano, Pedro García-Barrera
    Pages 115-131
  7. Sara A. Quiroz-Barroso, Francisco Sour-Tovar
    Pages 133-167
  8. Jssús Alvarado-Ortega, Katia A. González-Rodríguez, Alberto Blanco-Piñón, Luis Espinosa-Arrubarrena, Ernesto Ovalles-Damián
    Pages 169-207
  9. Héctor E. Rivera-Sylva, Rubén Rodríguez-De La Rosa, Jorge A. Ortiz-Mendieta
    Pages 233-248
  10. Marisol Montellano-Ballesteros, Eduardo Jimenez-Hidalgo
    Pages 249-273
  11. Shelton P. Applegate, Luis Espinosa-Arrubarrena, Jesús Alvarado-Ortega, Mouloud Benammi
    Pages 275-304
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 305-308

About this book


During the last few years, the number of contributions to the Paleontology of Mexico has increased considerably. Paleontological work in Mexico has been focused on providing important information for petroleum exploration and specific studies dealing with pollen, foraminifera, radiolaria, dinoflagellates, rudists, and ammonites. Often these reports were published only in local or regional journals and therefore not available to the scientific community at large. The purpose of this book is to offer an updated review of the fossil groups from Mexico, providing their significance to the stratigraphy, tectonics, sedimentology, evolution and paleontology of Mexico whose study has proved to be relevant in stratigraphy, tectonics, sedimentology, and evolution. The fossil record of Mexico ranges from Precambrian to Pleistocene. Almost every Mexican State has reported fossil localities with ongoing studies and potential for the discovery of new localities. Even those localities that have been studied since the eighteen-century, such as the early Cretaceous San Juan Raya, have recently reported new fossil groups. Unfortunately, much of the fossil reports from Mexico have been published in Spanish from local journals, which represent a language barrier to the international community. There is little doubt that the paleontological history of Mexico deserves to be known in other countries. By making this book available to the international scientific community we hope that interest in the fossil record of Mexico will grow.


Crustacea Invertebrates Mexico Paleontology Plants Sediment Vertebrates

Editors and affiliations

  • Francisco J. Vega
    • 1
  • Torrey G. Nyborg
    • 2
  • María Del Carmen Perrilliat
    • 1
  • Marisol Montellano-Ballesteros
    • 1
  • Sergio R. S. Cevallos-Ferriz
    • 1
  • Sara A. Quiroz-Barroso
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMexico
  2. 2.Department of Natural SciencesLoma Linda UniversityUSA

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