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Dogs : their fossil relatives and evolutionary history

Author: Xiaoming Wang; Richard H Tedford; Mauricio Antón
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2008.
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"Xiaoming Wang has spent the past 20 years studying the evolutionary history of the family Canidae, and Richard H. Tedford is well known for having established the modern framework for the evolutionary relationship of canids. Combining their research with Mauricio Anton's impeccable reconstructions of both extinct and extant species, Wang and Tedford present a remarkably detailed and nuanced portrait of the origin  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Xiaoming Wang; Richard H Tedford; Mauricio Antón
ISBN: 9780231135283 0231135289 9780231509435 023150943X
OCLC Number: 185095648
Description: viii, 219 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 27 cm
Contents: Methods of study and the place of dogs in nature --
The origin of canids and other doglike carnivorous mammals --
Diversity: who is who in the dog family --
Anatomy and function: how the parts work --
Hunting and social activity --
Changing environments and canid evolution --
Going places: braving new worlds --
Domestic dogs --
Appendix 1: Canid species and classification --
Appendix 2: Phylogenetic tree of the family Canidae --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Xiaoming Wang, Richard H. Tedford ; illustrations by Mauricio Antón.
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Human beings' unique friendship with dogs has been a subject of symbolic and poetic interest for centuries. This title presents a comprehensive account of the origin and evolution of canids-including  Read more...

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An easy-to-read text, accompanied by Anton's marvelous illustrations... Recommended. Choice A definitive, readable treatment of the evolution of the canine clan. Fossil News Sets a new standard... Read more...

 
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