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Cenozoic mammals of Africa

Format: Print Book 2010
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Location Collection Call #
Carnegie Museum of Natural History Vertebrate Paleontology QE881 .C45 2010
Location  Carnegie Museum of Natural History
 
Collection  Vertebrate Paleontology
 
Call Number  QE881 .C45 2010
 
 
Carnegie Museum of Natural History Mammals QE881 .C45 2010
Location  Carnegie Museum of Natural History
 
Collection  Mammals
 
Call Number  QE881 .C45 2010
 
 
Summary
This magnificent volume is a clear and comprehensive review of the African mammalian fossil record over the past 65 million years. Cenozoic Mammals of Africa includes current taxonomic and systematic revisions of all African mammal taxa, detailed compilations of fossil site occurrences, and a wealth of information regarding paleobiology, phylogeny, and biogeography. Primates, including hominins, are particularly well covered. The discussion addresses the systematics of endemic African mammals, factors relating to species richness, and a summary of isotopic information. The work also provides contextual information about Cenozoic African tectonics, chrono stratigraphy of sites, paleobotany, and global and regional climate change. Updating our understanding of this important material with the wealth of research from the past three decades, this volume is an essential resource for anyone interested in the evolutionary history of Africa and the diversification of its mammals.
Contents
Physical and temporal setting. Tectonics and geomorphology of Africa during the Phanerozoic / Timothy C. Partridge
Chronology of Paleogene mammal localities / Erik R. Seiffert
Chronology of Neogene mammal localities / Lars Werdelin
Global and African regional climate during the Cenozoic / Sarah J. Feakins and Peter B. Demenocal
A review of the Cenozoic vegetation history of Africa / Bonnie F. Jacobs, Aaron D. Pan, and Christopher R. Scotese
The fauna : taxonomic accounts. Metatheria. Marsupialia / Gregg F. Gunnell
Afrotheria. Ptolemaiida / Gregg F. Gunnell, Philip D. Gingerich, and Patricia A. Holroyd
Macroscelidea / Patricia A. Holroyd
Tenrecoidea / Robert J. Asher
Tubulidentata / Patricia A. Holroyd
Bibymalagasia (Mammalia incertae sedis) / Lars Werdelin
Embrithopoda / William J. Sanders, D. Tab Rasmussen, and John Kappelman
Hyracoidea / D. Tab Rasmussen and Mercedes Gutiérrez
Sirenia / Daryl P. Domning, Iyad S. Zalmout, and Philip D. Gingerich
Proboscidea / William J. Sanders ... [et al.]
Paleogene "insectivores" / Erik R. Seiffert
Euarchontoglires. Rodentia / Alisa J. Winkler, Christiane Denys, and D. Margaret T. Avery
Lagomorpha / Alisa J. Winkler and D. Margaret Avery
Paleogene prosimians / Marc Godinot
Later Tertiary Lorisiformes / Terry Harrison
Subfossil lemurs of Madagascar / Laurie R. Godfrey, William L. Jungers, and David A. Burney
Paleogene anthropoids / Erik R. Seiffert ... [et al.]
Cercopithecoidea / Nina G. Jablonski and Stephen Frost
Dendropithecoidea, Proconsuloidea, and Hominoidea / Terry Harrison
Hominini / Laura M. Maclatchy ... [et al.]
Laurasiatheria. Creodonta / Margaret E. Lewis and Michael Morlo
Prionogalidae (Mammalia incertae sedis) / Lars Werdelin and Susanne M. Cote
Primitive ungulates ("Condylarthra" and stem Paenungulata) / Emmanuel Gheerbrant
Neogene Insectivora / Percy M. Butler
Chiroptera / Gregg F. Gunnell
Pholidota / Timothy J. Gaudin
Carnivora / Lars Werdelin and Stéphane Peigné
Chalicotheriidae / Margery C. Coombs and Susanne M. Cote
Rhinocerotidae / Denis Geraads
Equidae / Raymond L. Bernor ... [et al.]
Tragulidae / Denis Geraads
Pecora incertae sedis / Susanne M. Cote
Bovidae / Alan W. Gentry
Giraffoidea / John M. Harris, Nikos Solounias, and Denis Geraads
Cervidae / Alan W. Gentry
Camelidae / John M. Harris, Denis Geraads, and Nikos Solounias
Suoidea / Laura C. Bishop
Anthracotheriidae / Patricia A. Holroyd ... [et al.]
Hippopotamidae / Eleanor Weston and Jean-Renaud Boisserie
Cetacea / Philip D. Gingerich
Broader perspectives. Systematics of endemic African mammals / Robert J. Asher and Erik R. Seiffert
Mammal species richness in Africa / Peter Andrews and Eileen M. O'Brien
Stable carbon and oxygen isotopes in East African mammals : modern and fossil / Thure E. Cerling ... [et al.].

Additional Information
Subjects Mammals, Fossil -- Africa.
Mammals -- Evolution -- Africa -- History.
Paleontology -- Cenozoic.
Paleontology -- Africa.
Publisher Berkeley :University of California Press,2010
Contributors Werdelin, Lars.
Sanders, William Joseph.
Language English
Description xxi, 986 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780520257214 (cloth : alk. paper)
0520257219 (cloth : alk. paper)
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