Palaeobiological Research in the Cibao Valley of the Northern Dominican Republic
The Cibao Valley of the northern Dominican Republic has been of great interest to geoscientists for more than a century because its rich fossil fauna, temporally longranging sections, and geographically widespread exposures collectively provide an excellent system for innovative palaeobiological research. In order to provide context for the research studies presented in this volume, we begin with a brief overview of the history of palaeobiological research in the Cibao Valley of the Dominican Republic from the 1800s to the present. Subsequently, we summarize new research on the DR Neogene in this volume as well as new educational efforts and infrastructure that have been developed to strengthen and support the evolution of this international research effort.
KeywordsReef Coral Fossil Record Dominican Republic Coral Reef Community Mollusc Assemblage
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