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History of terrestrial mammals in South America : how South American mammalian fauna changed from the Mesozoic to recent times

Author: Thomas Richard Defler
Publisher: Cham : Springer, [2019] ©2019
Series: Topics in geobiology, v. 42.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book takes a non-technical approach in covering the evolution of South American mammalian fauna throughout geological history, and discusses how South America has changed due to mammalian  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Richard Defler
ISBN: 9783319984490 3319984497
OCLC Number: 1080190655
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Chapter1: Introduction.- Chapter2: Ancient mammals of Gondwanan South America.- Chapter3: Early Cenozoic mammals in South America.- Chapter4: Marsupials and other metatheres of South America.- Chapter5: The native ungulates of South America.- Chapter6: The xenarthrans-armadillos, glyptodonts, anteaters, sloths.- Chapter7: The Caviomorphs --
First South American Rodents.- Chapter8: The Platyrrhine Monkeys.- Chapter9: An Antarctic Eocene Mammalian Community.- Chapter10: La Venta: A Miocene Colombian Mammalian Community.- Chapter11: The Genesis of the Modern Amazon River Basin and its Role in Mammalian Evolution.- Chapter12: Mammalian Invasion of the Caribbean Islands.- Chapter13: The Great American Biotic Interchange.- Chapter14: Pleistocene Mammal Communities and their Extinction.- Chapter15: The Modern Mammals of South America.
Series Title: Topics in geobiology, v. 42.
Responsibility: Thomas Defler.

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