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dc.contributor.author Aguirre, Marina Laura
dc.contributor.author Richiano, Sebastian Miguel
dc.contributor.author Alvarez, Alicia
dc.contributor.author Farinati, Ester Amanda
dc.date.available 2017-06-29T21:40:58Z
dc.date.issued 2015-04
dc.identifier.citation Aguirre, Marina Laura; Richiano, Sebastian Miguel; Alvarez, Alicia; Farinati, Ester Amanda; Reading shell shape: implications for palaeoenvironmental reconstructions. A case study for bivalves from the marine Quaternary of Argentina (south-western Atlantic); Taylor & Francis; Historical Biology; 28; 6; 4-2015; 753-773
dc.identifier.issn 0891-2963
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11336/19237
dc.description.abstract Most research on bivalves from the south-western Atlantic used morphological (shell) characters for taxonomic discriminations. Dominant Veneroids from Argentinian Quaternary coastal deposits exhibit wide morphological variation – often making objective discriminations difficult/impossible, which could be objectively described and compared through geometric morphometrics techniques. This work focuses on comparison of geometric morphometrics methods applied to fossil and modern shells, to assess inter- and intra-generic variations. Three approaches were considered: landmarks (L), semi-landmarks (SL) and outlines. Shell shape analyses for different time spans (Pleistocene, fossil Holocene and modern) and areas (Patagonia and Bonaerensian) showed that Elliptic Fourier analysis (EFA), Landmarks and Landmarks plus Semilandmarks (L þ SL) can discriminate at generic levels: Mactra, Mulinia (Mactridae) vs. Pitar, Protothaca, Eurhomalea, Clausinella (Veneridae). L and L þ SL are powerful for inter/intraspecific distinctions of Mactra. Variability of Mactra isabelleana includes the remaining nominal ‘species’ (transitional morphs). Causal environmental factors of (phenotype) variation could be addressed for modern environments (substrate, salinity and energy). Subtrigonal-inflated shells predominate in muddy, quieter, shallow mixo-polyhaline waters; ovate-elongate-compressed in sandy, poly-euhaline, deeper habitats. Differential spatial distribution (and abundance) across time responds to Late Quaternary high sea-level stands: transgressive maxima allowed higher salinity in marginal-marine areas and optimal conditions for Mactra isabelleana contrasting with scarcer records in the Mar Argentino today.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis
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dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
dc.subject MOLLUSCS
dc.subject HOLOCENE
dc.subject PLEISTOCENE
dc.subject VARIABILITY
dc.subject GEOMETRIC MORPHOMETRICS
dc.subject PALAEOENVIROMENTS
dc.subject.classification Paleontología
dc.subject.classification Ciencias de la Tierra y relacionadas con el Medio Ambiente
dc.subject.classification CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
dc.title Reading shell shape: implications for palaeoenvironmental reconstructions. A case study for bivalves from the marine Quaternary of Argentina (south-western Atlantic)
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dc.type info:ar-repo/semantics/artículo
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dc.date.updated 2017-06-28T19:41:52Z
dc.journal.volume 28
dc.journal.number 6
dc.journal.pagination 753-773
dc.journal.pais Reino Unido
dc.journal.ciudad Londres
dc.description.fil Fil: Aguirre, Marina Laura. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas; Argentina. Universidad Nacional de La Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo; Argentina
dc.description.fil Fil: Richiano, Sebastian Miguel. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - La Plata. Centro de Investigaciones Geológicas. Universidad Nacional de la Plata. Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo. Centro de Investigaciones Geológicas; Argentina
dc.description.fil Fil: Alvarez, Alicia. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Oficina de Coordinación Administrativa Parque Centenario. Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales "Bernardino Rivadavia"; Argentina
dc.description.fil Fil: Farinati, Ester Amanda. Universidad Nacional del Sur. Departamento de Geología; Argentina
dc.journal.title Historical Biology
dc.relation.alternativeid info:eu-repo/semantics/altIdentifier/doi/http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08912963.2015.1026898
dc.relation.alternativeid info:eu-repo/semantics/altIdentifier/url/http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08912963.2015.1026898


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