Evolution of Tertiary Mammals of North America: Volume 1, Terrestrial Carnivores, Ungulates, and Ungulate Like Mammals

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Christine M. Janis, Kathleen M. Scott, Louis L. Jacobs
Cambridge University Press, May 28, 1998 - Science - 703 pages
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This book is a unique compendium and synthesis of the cumulative knowledge of more than 100 years of discovery and study of North American tertiary mammals. The potentially most valuable contribution of this book is the detailed information of the distribution in time and space of each species at fossil localities, recorded in a uniform scheme, so that each chapter provides the same level of information. Thirty six chapters are devoted to a particular family or order, written by leading North American authorities, including discussion of anatomical features, systematics, and paleobiology. Three introductory chapters summarize information on the geological time scale, Tertiary vegetation, and Pleistocene events, and four summary chapters integrate systematic and biogeographic information for higher taxa. This book will serve as a unique data base for continuing studies in faunal diversification and change, and for questions such as how changing biogeography and climates influenced the evolution of mammalian communities. It will be an invaluable addition to the libraries of paleontologists and zoologists.
 

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Contents

DONALD R PROTHERO 16 Taeniodonta 260
16
Carnivorous mammals 19 Dinocerata 284
73
Early Cenozoic Carnivora Miacoidea
110
JOHN J F LYNN 22 Artiodactyla 337
124
KATHLEEN MUNTHE
337
Ursidae 174 dichobunids
358
Nimravidae 228 25 Anthracotheriidae
381
Felidae 236 26 Tayassuidae
389
Oromerycidae 426 37 Equidae
537
Protoceratidae 431 38 Chalicotherioidea
560
Camelidae 439 39 Tapiroidea and other moropomorphs
569
Hornless ruminants 463 41 Hyracodontidae
589
Dromomerycidae 477 42 Rhinocerotidae
595
Antilocapridae 491 43 Proboscidea
606
Perissodactyla and Proboscidea editors inclusion of other problematical eutherian taxa
623
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Oreodontoidea 402 36 Brontotheriidae
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