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Biogeosciences, 16, 33–56, 2019
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Biogeosciences, 16, 33–56, 2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 08 Jan 2019

Research article | 08 Jan 2019

Neogene Caribbean elasmobranchs: diversity, paleoecology and paleoenvironmental significance of the Cocinetas Basin assemblage (Guajira Peninsula, Colombia)

Jorge Domingo Carrillo-Briceño et al.

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