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South American and Antarctic continental cenozoic birds : paleobiogeographic affinities and disparities

Author: Claudia Tambussi; Federico Degrange
Publisher: Dordrecht ; London : Springer, ©2013.
Series: SpringerBriefs in earth system sciences., Springerbriefs South America and the Southern Hemisphere.
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Modern birds (Neornithes) are represented by two big lineages, the Palaeognathae (Tinamiformes + Ratitae) and the Neognathae [Galloanserae + Neoaves (Metaves + Coronoaves)]. Both clades sum approximately 10,000 species of which 60% are Passeriformes (the most diverse clade of terrestrial vertebrates). A comparison between the past and the present reveals a complex and hallmarked evolutionary and biogeographic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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South American and Antarctic Continental Cenozoic birds.
Dordrecht ; London : Springer, 2012
(OCoLC)818464451
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Claudia Tambussi; Federico Degrange
ISBN: 9789400754676 9400754671
OCLC Number: 823635299
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Paleogeographic Background --
Geological Settings of the Major Fossil Localities in South America and Antarctica --
The Nature of the Fossil Record of Birds --
The Paleogene Birds of South America --
Eocene Birds from Antarctica and Their Relationships with Those of South America --
Neogene Birds of South America --
The Dominance of Zoophagous Birds: Just a Cliché? --
Bio-Connections Between Southern Continents: What is and What is Not Possible to Conclude.
Series Title: SpringerBriefs in earth system sciences., Springerbriefs South America and the Southern Hemisphere.
Responsibility: Claudia P. Tambussi, Federico J. Degrange.
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