The evolution of North American rhinoceroses

by Prothero, Donald R.

Format: Print Book 2005
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Carnegie Museum of Natural History Vertebrate Paleontology QL737.U63 P76 2005
Location  Carnegie Museum of Natural History
 
Collection  Vertebrate Paleontology
 
Call Number  QL737.U63 P76 2005
 
 
Summary
The family Rhinocerotidae has a long and amazing history in North America. From their first appearance about forty million years ago, they diversified into an incredible array of taxa, with a variety of ecologies that do not resemble any of the five living species. They ranged from delicate long-legged dog-sized forms, to huge hippo-like forms that apparently lived in rivers and lakes. This book includes a systematic review of the entire North American Rhinocerotidae, with complete descriptions, measurements, and figures of every bone in every species - the first such review in over a century. More importantly, it discusses the biogeographic patterns of rhinos, their evolutionary patterns and paleoecology, and what rhinos tell us about the evolution of North American landscapes and faunas over 35 million years. It is a complete and authoritative volume that will be a reference of interest to a variety of scientists for years to come.
Additional Information
Subjects Rhinoceroses -- Evolution -- North America.
Publisher Cambridge ; New York, NY :Cambridge University Press,2005
Language English
Description ix, 218 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-218).
ISBN 0521832403 (hardback)
9780521832403 (hardback)
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