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Megafauna : giant beasts of Pleistocene South America

Author: Richard A Fariña; Sergio F Vizcaíno; Gerardo De Iuliis
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2013.
Series: Life of the past.
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Megafauna describes the history and way of life of these animals, their comings and goings, and what befell them at the beginning of the modern era and the arrival of humans. It places these giants within the context of the other mammals then alive, describing their paleobiology - how they walked; how much they weighed; their diets, behavior, biomechanics; and the interactions among them and with their environment.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard A Fariña; Sergio F Vizcaíno; Gerardo De Iuliis
ISBN: 9780253002303 0253002303 0253007194 9780253007193
OCLC Number: 779244424
Description: xii, 435 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Paleontology and science : what is science? --
Distinguished paleomammalogists --
Geological and ecological history of South America during the Cenozoic era --
North American late Cenozoic faunas --
The Great American Biotic Interchange and Pleistocene habitats in South America --
Bestiary --
Physics of the giants --
General paleoecology --
Extinction.
Series Title: Life of the past.
Responsibility: Richard A. Fariña, Sergio F. Vizcaíno, and Gerry De Iuliis ; James O. Farlow, editor.

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"These bizarre beasts are wonderful exemplars of parallel evolution, controversial in their implications for competition/extinction... and just plain intriguing!" -Donald Prothero, author of After Read more...

 
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