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Cenozoic mammals of Africa

Author: Lars Werdelin; William Joseph Sanders
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive review of the African mammalian fossil record over the past 65 million years. It includes taxonomic and systematic revisions of African mammal taxa, compilations of fossil site  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lars Werdelin; William Joseph Sanders
ISBN: 9780520257214 0520257219
OCLC Number: 449860225
Description: xxi, 986 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Physical and temporal setting: 1. Tectonics and geomorphology of Africa during the Phanerozoic / Timothy C. Partridge --
2. Chronology of Paleogene mammal localities / Erik R. Seiffert --
3. Chronology of Neogene mammal localities / Lars Werdelin --
4. Global and African regional climate during the Cenozoic / Sarah J. Feakins and Peter B. Demenocal --
5. A review of the Cenozoic vegetation history of Africa / Bonnie F. Jacobs, Aaron D. Pan, and Christopher R. Scotese --
The fauna : taxonomic accounts. PART ONE. Metatheria. 6. Marsupialia / Gregg F. Gunnell --
PART TWO. Afrotheria. 7. Ptolemaiida / Gregg F. Gunnell, Philip D. Gingerich, and Patricia A. Holroyd --
8. Macroscelidea / Patricia A. Holroyd --
9. Tenrecoidea / Robert J. Asher --
10. Tubulidentata / Patricia A. Holroyd --
11. Bibymalagasia (Mammalia incertae sedis) / Lars Werdelin --
12. Embrithopoda / William J. Sanders, D. Tab Rasmussen, and John Kappelman --
13. Hyracoidea / D. Tab Rasmussen and Mercedes Gutiérrez --
14. Sirenia / Daryl P. Domning, Iyad S. Zalmout, and Philip D. Gingerich --
15. Proboscidea / William J. Sanders [and others] --
16. Paleogene "insectivores" / Erik R. Seiffert --
PART THREE. Euarchontoglires. 17. Rodentia / Alisa J. Winkler, Christiane Denys, and D. Margaret T. Avery --
18. Lagomorpha / Alisa J. Winkler and D. Margaret Avery --
19. Paleogene prosimians / Marc Godinot --
20. Later Tertiary Lorisiformes / Terry Harrison --
21. Subfossil lemurs of Madagascar / Laurie R. Godfrey, William L. Jungers, and David A. Burney --
22. Paleogene anthropoids / Erik R. Seiffert [and others] --
23. Cercopithecoidea / Nina G. Jablonski and Stephen Frost --
24. Dendropithecoidea, Proconsuloidea, and Hominoidea / Terry Harrison --
25. Hominini / Laura M. Maclatchy [and others] --
PART FOUR. Laurasiatheria. 26. Creodonta / Margaret E. Lewis and Michael Morlo --
27. Prionogalidae (Mammalia incertae sedis) / Lars Werdelin and Susanne M. Cote --
28. Primitive ungulates ("Condylarthra" and stem Paenungulata) / Emmanuel Gheerbrant --
29. Neogene Insectivora / Percy M. Butler --
30. Chiroptera / Gregg F. Gunnell --
31. Pholidota / Timothy J. Gaudin --
32. Carnivora / Lars Werdelin and Stéphane Peigné --
33. Chalicotheriidae / Margery C. Coombs and Susanne M. Cote --
34. Rhinocerotidae / Denis Geraads --
35. Equidae / Raymond L. Bernor [and others] --
36. Tragulidae / Denis Geraads --
37. Pecora incertae sedis / Susanne M. Cote --
38. Bovidae / Alan W. Gentry --
39. Giraffoidea / John M. Harris, Nikos Solounias, and Denis Geraads --
40. Cervidae / Alan W. Gentry --
41. Camelidae / John M. Harris, Denis Geraads, and Nikos Solounias --
42. Suoidea / Laura C. Bishop --
43. Anthracotheriidae / Patricia A. Holroyd [and others] --
44. Hippopotamidae / Eleanor Weston and Jean-Renaud Boisserie --
45. Cetacea / Philip D. Gingerich --
Broader perspectives. 46. Systematics of endemic African mammals / Robert J. Asher and Erik R. Seiffert --
47. Mammal species richness in Africa / Peter Andrews and Eileen M. O'Brien --
48. Stable carbon and oxygen isotopes in East African mammals: modern and fossil / Thure E. Cerling [and others].
Responsibility: edited by Lars Werdelin and William Joseph Sanders.

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