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Evolution of the rodents : advances in phylogeny, functional morphology, and development

Author: Philip G Cox; Lionel Hautier
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Series: Cambridge studies in morphology and molecules.
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This book brings together the latest research on rodents to better understand the evolution of both living and extinct members of this fascinating group. Highlighting interdisciplinary links across  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip G Cox; Lionel Hautier
ISBN: 9781107044333 1107044332
OCLC Number: 891186027
Description: xiv, 611 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: List of contributors --
Foreword / Jean-Louis Hartenberger and W. Patrick Luckett --
1. Rodentia : a model order? / Lionel Hautier and Philip G. Cox --
2. A synopsis of rodent molecular phylogenetics, systematics and biogeography / Pierre-Henri Fabre, Lionel Hautier and Emmanuel J.P. Douzery --
3. Emerging perspectives on some Paleocene sciurognaths rodents in Laurasia : the fossil record and its interpretation / Mary R. Dawson --
4. Phylogeny and evolutionary history of hystricognathous rodents from the Old World during the Tertiary : new insights into the emergence of modern "phiomorph" families / Franck Barbière and Laurent Marivaux --
5. The history of South American octodontoid rodents and its contribution to evolutionary generalisations / Diego H. Verzi, Cecilia C. Morgan and A. Itatí Olivares --
6. History, taxonomy and palaeobiology of giant fossil rodents (Hystricognathi, Dinomyidae) / Andrés Rinderknecht and R. Ernesto Blanco --
7. Advances in integrative taxonomy and the evolution of African murid rodents : how morphological trees hide the molecular forest / Christiane Denys and Alisa Winkler --
8. Themes and variation in sciurid evolution / V. Louise Roth and John M. Mercer --
9. Marmot evolution and global change in the past 10 million years / P. David Polly, Andrea Cardini, Edward B. Davis and Scott J. Steppan --
10. Grades and clades among rodents : the promise of geometric morphometrics / Lionel Hautier, Philip G. Cox and Renaud Lebrun --
11. Biogeographic variations in wood mice : testing for the role of morphological variation as a line of least resistance to evolution / Sabrina Renaud, Jean-Pierre Quéré and Johan R. Michaux --
12. The oral apparatus of rodents : variations on the theme of a gnawing machine / Robert E. Druzinsky --
13. The muscles of mastication in rodents and the function of the medial pterygoid / Philip G. Cox and Nathan Jeffery --
14. Functional morphology of rodent middle ears / Matthew J. Mason --
15. Variations and anomalies in rodent teeth and their importance for testing computational models of development / Cyril Charles and Laurent Viriot --
16. The great variety of dental structures and dynamics in rodents : new insights into their ecological diversity / Helder Gomes Rodrigues --
17. Convergent evolution of molar morphology in Muroidea (Rodentia, Mammalia) : connections between chewing movements and crown morphology / Vincent Lazzari, Franck Guy, Pierre-Emmanuel Salais, Adélaïde Euriat, Cyril Charles, Laurent Viriot, Paul Tafforeau and Jacques Michaux --
18. Developmental mechanisms in the evolution of phenotypic traits in rodent teeth / Elodie Renvoisé and Sophie Montuire --
19. Diversity and evolution of femoral variation in Ctenohystrica / Laura A.B. Wilson and Madeleine Geiger --
20. Morphological disparity of the postcranial skeleton in rodents and its implications for palaeobiological inferences : the case of the extinct Theriodomyidae (Rodentia, Mammalia) / Monique Vianey-Liaud, Lionel Hautier and Laurent Marivaux --
Index --
Colour plate section between pages 466 and 467.
Series Title: Cambridge studies in morphology and molecules.
Responsibility: edited by Philip G. Cox, Department of Archaeology, University of York, and the Hull York Medical School, and Lionel Hautier, Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution de Montpellier (ISEM), Université de Montpellier.

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