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Mammoths, mastodonts, and elephants : biology, behavior, and the fossil record

Author: Gary Haynes
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study uses the ecology and behaviour of modern elephants to create models for reconstructing the life and death of extinct mammoths and mastodons.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Haynes
ISBN: 0521384354 9780521384353
OCLC Number: 22952038
Description: xi, 413 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgements; Part I. Proboscidean Flesh and Bones: 1. Taxonomy: classification of fossil and living forms; 2. Physical appearance: mammoths, mastodonts, and modern elephants; 3. A referential model for understanding mammoths and mastodonts: social structure and habit use by modern elephants; Part II. Actualistic Studies of Proboscidean Mortality: 4. Actualistic studies of mass deaths; 5. Actualistic studies of mass kills; Part III. The Fossil Record: 6. Finding meaning in proboscidean sites: the world fossil record; 7. Extinction in North America at the end of the Pleistocene; Appendix; References; Index.
Responsibility: Gary Haynes.
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