2012 GSA Annual Meeting in Charlotte
Session No. 17 Sunday, 4 November 2012
8:00 AM-12:00 PM, Charlotte Convention Center: 218AB

T139. Divided Oceans and Connected Continents: Advances in Geology and Paleontology of the Tropical Americas I (Paleontological Society)

Carlos Jaramillo, Austin J.W. Hendy and David W. Farris, Presiding
 Paper #Start Time
17-18:00 AM THE UPLIFT OF THE PANAMANIAN ISTHMUS: A PROBLEM SOLVED?: JARAMILLO, Carlos, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Unit 0948, APO AA 34002, Balboa, Ancon 0843-03092 Panama, jaramilloc@si.edu
17-28:15 AM TECTONIC CONSTRAINTS ON THE CLOSURE OF THE CENTRAL AMERICAN SEAWAY AND THE RISE OF THE ISTHMUS: FARRIS, David W., Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science, Florida State University, 909 Antarctic Way, Tallahassee, FL 32306, dwfarris@fsu.edu
17-38:30 AM MAGMATIC EVOLUTION OF THE PANAMANIAN ARC MID-MIOCENE TO PRESENT: HIDALGO, Paulo J., Geoscience Department, Georgia State University, 342 Sparks Hal, Atlanta, GA 30303, phidalgoodio@gsu.edu and ROONEY, Tyrone O., Geological Sciences, Michigan State University, 206 Natural Sciences, East Lansing, MI 48824
17-48:45 AM THE GEOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF PUMICE FROM THE LATE MIOCENE GATUN FORMATION WITHIN THE PANAMA CANAL: PROBING THE ROLE OF AMPHIBOLE IN EL VALLE VOLCANO: ROONEY, Tyrone O., Geological Sciences, Michigan State University, 206 Natural Sciences, East Lansing, MI 48824, rooneyt@msu.edu, FRANCESCHI, Pastora, Engineering Division – IAIG-GEL, Autoridad del Canal de Panama, Corozal West, Bldg. 721, Panama, Panama, and HIDALGO, Paulo, Dept. of Geoscience, Georgia State University, P.O. Box 4105, Atlanta, GA 30302
17-59:00 AM IMPLICATIONS OF LATE MIOCENE VOLCANISM FOR CLOSING THE PANAMANIAN SEAWAY: MORENO, J.F, Center for Tropical Paleoecology and Archaeology, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama City, 9100, Panama, federicomrn@gmail.com, FOSTER, David A., Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida, 241 Williamson Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611, MONTES, Camilo, Geosciences, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, ROONEY, Tyrone, Geological Sciences, Michigan State University, 206 Natural Sciences, East Lansing, MI 48824, and JARAMILLO, Carlos, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Unit 0948, APO AA 34002, Balboa, Ancon, 0843-03092, Panama
17-69:15 AM HOW OLD IS THE ISTHMUS OF PANAMA?: COATES, Anthony G., Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, STRI Unit 9100 Box 0984, DPO AA, 34002-9998, Panama, coatesag@si.edu and STALLARD, Robert, Dept. of the Interior, U.S.Geological Survey, National research Center, and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama, STRI Unit 9100, Box 0948, DPO AA, 34002-9998
17-79:30 AM MIDDLE MIOCENE FULL CLOSURE OF THE CENTRAL AMERICAN SEAWAY: MONTES, Camilo, Geosciences, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia, cmontes@uniandes.edu.co, CARDONA, Agustin, Escuela de Procesos y Energia, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Facultad de Minas, Medellin, Colombia, BAYONA, Germán, Corporación Geológica ARES, Calle 44 A # 53-96, Bogotá, Colombia, and HOYOS, Natalia, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Unit 0948, APO AA 34002, Balboa, Ancon, Panama, 0843-03092, Panama
 9:50 AM Break
17-810:05 AM TECTONOSTRATIGRAPHIC STUDY OF THE SOUTH SINU PLATFORM, URABA GULF, COLOMBIA: PIRAQUIVE, Alejandro1, KAMMER, Andreas1, DIAZ-CAÑAS, Juan Sebastian1, and MAURIN, Thomas2, (1) Departamento de Geociencias, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Carrera 30 # 45-03 Edificio Manuel Ancizar, oficina 309, Bogota, 14490, Colombia, alekos19a@gmail.com, (2) 1Equipe Géodynamique d'Echanges Recherche Industrie Enseignement, CEREGE, CNRS, Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, IRD, INSU-CNRS Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur, UMR 6535, Aix en Provence, France, 250 rue Albert Einstein – 06560 VALBONNE, Nice, 06000
17-910:20 AM CONSTRAINTS ON DEEP AND INTERMEDIATE WATER CIRCULATION THROUGH THE CENTRAL AMERICAN SEAWAY FROM THE MIDDLE MIOCENE TO PLIOCENE BASED ON NEODYMIUM ISOTOPES: NEWKIRK, Derrick and MARTIN, Ellen E., Department of Geological Sciences, University of Florida, 241 Williamson Hall, P.O. Box 112120, Gainesville, FL 32611-2120, drnewk@ufl.edu
17-1010:35 AM SHOALING OF THE CENTRAL AMERICAN SEAWAY : SIMULATING CLIMATE AND EPSILON-NEODYMIUM RESPONSE: SEPULCHRE, Pierre1, DUTAY, Jean-Claude1, ARSOUZE, Thomas2, JARAMILLO, Carlos3, MONTES, Camilo4, and DONNADIEU, Yannick1, (1) Cnrs, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE), L'Orme des Merisiers, Batiment 701, Gif-sur-Yvette, 91191, France, pierre.sepulchre@lsce.ipsl.fr, (2) Ensta, PARISTECH, Chemin de la Hunière, Palaiseau, 91761, France, (3) Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Unit 0948, APO AA 34002, Balboa, Ancon, 0843-03092, Panama, (4) Geosciences, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
17-1110:55 AM MARINE BIOGEOGRAPHY AND THE RISE OF THE ISTHMUS OF PANAMA: IS THERE EVIDENCE FOR AN EARLY CLOSURE OF THE CENTRAL AMERICAN SEAWAY?: HENDY, Austin J.W., Florida Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 117800, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, ahendy@flmnh.ufl.edu
17-1211:10 AM PALEOGEOGRAPHIC VS BIOGEOGRAPHIC HYPOTHESES FOR THE ORIGIN OF THE CARIBBEAN BIOTA: THE DEBATE CONTINUES: ITURRALDE-VINENT, Manuel A., Cuban Academy of Sciences, Havana, 10200, Cuba, maiv_cu@yahoo.com and MACPHEE, Ross D.E., Vertebrate Zoology (Mammalogy), American Museum of Nat History, Central Park West at 79th St, New York, NY 10024
17-1311:25 AM NEW TAXA OF LATE CRETACEOUS (MAASTRICHTIAN) MARINE OSTRACODES FROM JAMAICA AND THEIR PALEOBIOGEOGRAPHIC RELATIONSHIPS TO THE SURROUNDING REGIONS: PUCKETT, T. Markham, Physics and Earth Science, University of North Alabama, P.O. Box 5130, 1 Harrison Plaza, Florence, AL 35632-0001, tmpuckett@una.edu, COLIN, Jean-Paul, Faculdad de Ciências, Centro de Geologia, Universidadede Lisboa, Campo Grande, C-6, Lisboa, 30 1749-016, Portugal, and MITCHELL, Simon F., Geography and Geology, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Kingston, 0007, Jamaica

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