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

Author: Christine M. Janis,Kathleen M. Scott,Louis L. Jacobs

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521355193

Category: Science

Page: 703

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This book is designed as a source and reference for people interested in the history and fossil record of North American tertiary mammals. Each chapter covers a different family or order, and includes information on anatomical features, systematics, the distribution of the genera and species at different fossil localities, and a discussion of their paleobiology. Many of these groups have never been covered in this fashion before.

The Origin and Evolution of Mammals

Author: T. S. Kemp

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198507615

Category: Science

Page: 331

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Mammals are the dominant large animals of today, occurring in virtually every environment. This book is an account of the remarkable 320 million year long fossil record that documents their origin, their long spell as no more than small, nocturnal creatures, and their explosive radiation since the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Tom Kemp also unveils the exciting molecular evidence, which, coupled with important new fossils, is presently challenging current thinking on the interrelationships and historical biogeography of mammals. The Origin and Evolution of Mammals will be of interest to advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers in vertebrate palaeontology, biogeography, mammalian systematics and molecular taxonomy. It will also be welcomed by vertebrate fossil enthusiasts and evolutionary biologists of all levels with an interest in macroevolutionary problems.


Paleogene Mammals

Bulletin 26

Author: Spencer G. Lucas,Kate E. Zeigler,Peter E. Kondrashov

Publisher: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 230

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Paleoenvironmental Record and Applications of Calcretes and Palustrine Carbonates

Author: Ana María Alonso-Zarza,Lawrence H. Tanner

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813724163

Category: Science

Page: 239

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"This volume presents current understanding of the mechanisms and environments of the formation of calcretes and palustrine carbonates. Through a series of specific field examples, papers in this volume illustrate the wide variety of potential applications of these types of deposits. The papers presented here cover a wide array of ages and environmental settings of calcrete and palustrine deposition and include many interesting applications, such as the climatic and geomorphic controls on calcrete formation, possible modern analogues for palustrine carbonates, the interplay between palustrine, pedogenic, and diagenetic processes, the utility of radio-isotopic methods for dating pedogenic carbonates, applications to understanding landscape evolution, and reconstruction of diagenetic sequences. The result is a state-of-the-art book on these deposits so common in the geological record and in recent environments."--Publisher's website.

Evolution of Tertiary Mammals of North America: Volume 2, Small Mammals, Xenarthrans, and Marine Mammals

Author: Christine M. Janis,Gregg F. Gunnell,Mark D. Uhen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113947152X

Category: Science

Page: 802

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This second volume completes the unique survey of North American Tertiary mammals, and covers all the remaining taxa not contained in Volume 1. It provides a complete listing of mammalian diversity over time and space, and evaluates the effect of biogeography and climatic change on evolutionary patterns and faunal transitions, with the distribution in time and space of each taxon laid out in a standardized format. It contains six summary chapters that integrate systematic and biogeographic information for higher taxa, and provides a detailed account of the patterns of occurrence for different species at hundreds of different fossil localities, with the inclusion of many more localities than were contained in the first volume. With over thirty chapters, each written by leading authorities, and an addendum that updates the occurrence and systematics of all of the groups covered in Volume 1, this will be a valuable reference for paleontologists and zoologists.

Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic Mammals of North America

Biostratigraphy and Geochronology

Author: Michael O. Woodburne

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231503784

Category: Science

Page: 400

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This book places into modern context the information by which North American mammalian paleontologists recognize, divide, calibrate, and discuss intervals of mammalian evolution known as North American Land Mammal Ages. It incorporates new information on the systematic biology of the fossil record and utilizes the many recent advances in geochronologic methods and their results. The book describes the increasingly highly resolved stratigraphy into which all available temporally significant data and applications are integrated. Extensive temporal coverage includes the Lancian part of the Late Cretaceous, and geographical coverage includes information from Mexico, an integral part of the North American fauna, past and present.






Cenozoic Fossils II

The Neogene

Author: Bruce L. Stinchcomb

Publisher: Schiffer Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780764335808

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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560 color photos and engaging text take readers on a journey back to a world first of tropical climates and then plunging into an Ice Age. It covers the Miocene, Pliocene, Pleistocene, and Holocene Epochs, and includes a dazzling array of fossils, including plants, mollusks, sharks, insects, mammoths, and mastodons. This is the age when familiar plants and animals arise and where humans first appear on the Earth. Human intelligence grows and early tools are also included in this sweeping review of recent geological history. The tools include hand axes, Paleolithic scrapers, and an easily recognizable Clovis spear point. Explore the dawning of the world we know. Current value ranges for the fossils displayed here are included. This is the perfect gift for anyone who has wondered where we all came from and evidence of how things used to be.


Choice

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Academic libraries

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Horns, Tusks, and Flippers

The Evolution of Hoofed Mammals

Author: Donald R. Prothero,Robert M. Schoch

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801871351

Category: Nature

Page: 311

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Since the extinction of the dinosaurs, hoofed mammals have been the planet's dominant herbivores. Native to all continents except Australia and Antarctica, recent paleontological and biological discoveries have deepened understanding of their evolution. This text reveals their evolutionary history.


Proceedings

Biological sciences

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Publisher: N.A

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Category: Biology

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