The fossil record of biodiversity in angola through time: A paleontological perspective

Octávio Mateus, Pedro M. Callapez, Michael J. Polcyn, Anne S. Schulp, António Olímpio Gonçalves, Louis L. Jacobs

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Abstract

This chapter provides an overview of the alpha paleobiodiversity of Angola based on the available fossil record that is limited to the sedimentary rocks, ranging in age from Precambrian to the present. The geological period with the highest paleobiodiversity in the Angolan fossil record is the Cretaceous, with more than 80% of the total known fossil taxa, especially marine molluscs, including ammonites as a majority among them. The vertebrates represent about 15% of the known fauna and about one tenth of them are species firstly described based on specimens from Angola.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiodiversity of Angola: Science and Conservation: A Modern Synthesis
EditorsB. Huntley, V. Russo, F. Lages, N. Ferrand
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages53-76
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-03083-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-03082-7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019

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Angola
Biodiversity
fossil record
fossils
biodiversity
Mollusca
mollusc
Vertebrates
sedimentary rocks
sedimentary rock
Precambrian
vertebrate
fossil
fauna
Cretaceous
molluscs
vertebrates

Keywords

  • Ammonites
  • Benguela Basin
  • Cenozoic
  • Cretaceous
  • Cuanza Basin
  • Dinosaur
  • Invertebrates
  • Mammals
  • Mollusca
  • Mosasaur
  • Namibe Basin
  • Paleobiodiversity
  • Pleistocene
  • Plesiosaur
  • Turtle
  • Vertebrate

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Mateus, O., Callapez, P. M., Polcyn, M. J., Schulp, A. S., Gonçalves, A. O., & Jacobs, L. L. (2019). The fossil record of biodiversity in angola through time: A paleontological perspective. In B. Huntley, V. Russo, F. Lages, & N. Ferrand (Eds.), Biodiversity of Angola: Science and Conservation: A Modern Synthesis (pp. 53-76). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03083-4_4
Mateus, Octávio ; Callapez, Pedro M. ; Polcyn, Michael J. ; Schulp, Anne S. ; Gonçalves, António Olímpio ; Jacobs, Louis L. / The fossil record of biodiversity in angola through time: A paleontological perspective. Biodiversity of Angola: Science and Conservation: A Modern Synthesis. editor / B. Huntley ; V. Russo ; F. Lages ; N. Ferrand. Cham : Springer, 2019. pp. 53-76
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Biodiversity of Angola: Science and Conservation: A Modern Synthesis. ed. / B. Huntley; V. Russo; F. Lages; N. Ferrand. Cham : Springer, 2019. p. 53-76.

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Mateus O, Callapez PM, Polcyn MJ, Schulp AS, Gonçalves AO, Jacobs LL. The fossil record of biodiversity in angola through time: A paleontological perspective. In Huntley B, Russo V, Lages F, Ferrand N, editors, Biodiversity of Angola: Science and Conservation: A Modern Synthesis. Cham: Springer. 2019. p. 53-76 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-03083-4_4