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The Princeton field guide to prehistoric mammals

Author: Donald R Prothero; Mary Persis Williams
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2016] ©2017
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald R Prothero; Mary Persis Williams
ISBN: 9780691156828 0691156824
OCLC Number: 948560881
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: 1. The age of mammals --
2. The origin and early evolution of mammals --
3. Marsupials : pouched mammals --
4. Placental mammals (Eutheria) --
5. Xenarthra : sloths, anteaters, and armadillos --
6. Afrotheria : elephants, hyraxes, sea cows, aardvarks, and their relatives --
7. Euarchontoglires : Euarchonta. Primates, tree shrews, and colugos --
8. Euarchontoglires : Glires. Rodents and lagomorphs --
9. Laurasiatheria : insectivores. Order Eulipotyphla and other insectivorous mammals --
10. Laurasiatheria : Chiroptera. Bats --
11. Laurasiatheria : Pholidota. Pangolins, or "scaly anteaters" --
12. Laurasiatheria : Carnivora and Creodonta. Predatory mammals --
13. Laurasiatheria : Ungulata. Hoofed mammals and their relatives --
14. Laurasiatheria : Artiodactyla. "Even-toed" hoofed mammals : pigs, hippos, whales, camels, ruminants, and their extinct relatives --
15. Laurasiatheria : Perissodactyla. "Odd-toed" hoofed mammals : horses, rhinos, tapirs, and their extinct relatives --
16. Laurasiatheria : Meridiungulata. South American hoofed mammals --
17. Uintatheres, pantodonts, taeniodonts, and tillodonts --
18. Mammalian evolution and extinction.
Other Titles: Field guide to prehistoric mammals
Prehistoric mammals
Responsibility: Donald R. Prothero ; with illustrations by Mary Persis Williams.

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"With a focus on the 66 million years since the end-Cretaceous extinction stripped away all dinosaurs but birds, Mr. Prothero's book ably demonstrates that mammalian evolution has been just as Read more...

 
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