The Big Cats and Their Fossil Relatives: An Illustrated Guide to Their Evolution and Natural History

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Columbia University Press, 1997 - Science - 234 pages
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In this beautifully illustrated natural history that links extinct larger feline species with those still in existence, collaborators Alan Turner and Mauricio Anton weave together the evidence of modern feline behavior with that of the fossil record. Turner's clear, insightful prose and Anton's masterly illustrations combine to offer specialists and newcomers alike an accurate and accessible guide to the evolution of cats.

 

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This is a great book for people who are serious about the evolutionary biology of the big cats. It is very scientific and not really a light or easy read. It is more a book for the professional or for ... Read full review

The big cats and their fossil relatives: an illustrated guide to their evolution and natural history

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Paleontologist Turner and scientific illustrator Anton provide a unique and eye-catching account of living and extinct big cats. Following the introduction discussing their evolution, Turner offers ... Read full review

Contents

THEIR PLACE IN NATURE
1
EVOLUTION AND THE ORIGIN OF THE FELIDAE
15
INDIVIDUAL SPECIES
39
ANATOMY AND ACTION e
93
HUNTING AND SOCIALACTIVITYe
151
THE CHANGING FAUNA
189
Further Reading 221 Index
229
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Alan Turner is a paleontologist and reader in vertebrate paleontology in the School of Biological and Earth Schiences at Liverpool John Moores University and is a former senior curator of paleontology at the Transvaal Museum in Pretoria, South Africa.Mauricio Antón specializes in creating images that bring prehistoric creatures and their environments back to life. He has been an illustrator for nearly 30 years.
Mauricio Antón is an artist and scientific illustrator based at the National Museum of Natural Sciences in Madrid. His work has appeared in numerous scientific publications, including the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

Alan Turner is a paleontologist and reader in vertebrate paleontology in the School of Biological and Earth Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University and is a former senior curator of paleontology at the Transvaal Museum in Pretoria, South Africa.

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