- An early start for the Panama land bridge
- Volume | Issue number
- 348 | 6231
- Pages (from-to)
- Document type
- Faculty of Science (FNWI)
- Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED)
The birth of the Panama land bridge, which connects the Americas, has been associated with one of the biggest biological exchanges in Earth history as numerous species migrated from one continent to the other (1). Nevertheless, the timing of formation of the land bridge is still much debated (2). On page 226 of this issue, Montes et al. (3) propose that the Central American Seaway, which separated South and North America, closed about 15 to 13 million years ago, more than 10 million years earlier than previously thought (4), with important implications for ocean circulation, climate, and biotic exchange.
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