Carlos Jaramillo

Sandra Catalina Suarez

Address

PhD Student
Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo – Universidad Nacional de La Plata.

División Paleontología de Vertebrados
Museo de La Plata
Paseo del Bosque s/n
B1900FWA La Plata
La Plata, Provincia de Buenos Aires
República Argentina

E-mail: catasuarezg@gmail.com

Education and Degrees

B.S., Geology. Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Bogotá, Colombia 2010

Research Interests

My research interests are Geology (especially Stratigraphy and sedimentary rocks), Paleontology (vertebrate’s paleontology, especially mammals) and Paleoecology. I am very interested in studying paleoecological and paleoclimatological conditions during important extinction periods.

Future Research Plans

I am interested in studying how climate change affects mammalian rates of origination and extinction, at both local and global scales, especially during the Miocene in South and North America. Specifically, I would like to know which groups were affected by local or global climate changes and which were affected by faunistic interchange.

The fossil mammals I am most interested in are the Panama fossil mammals, the La Venta Fauna from La Tatacoa Desert (Colombia) and mammals from Patagonia (South America). They are perfect examples of global and local climate changes, and also faunistic interchange.

For now, I will focus my research on the evolution and paleobiology of the Metatherians association from the Middle Miocene of Colombia, comparing it with the fauna from austral latitudes in South America.

Selected Bibliography

Aldo F. Rincon, Jonathan I. Bloch, Catalina Suarez, Bruce J. MacFadden & Carlos A. Jaramillo (2012): New floridatragulines (Mammalia, Camelidae) from the early Miocene Las Cascadas Formation, Panama, Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 32:2, 456-475.