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The origin and evolution of mammals

Author: T S Kemp
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: Oxford biology.
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Mammals are the dominant large animals of today, occurring in virtually every environment. This book is an account of the remarkable 320 million year long fossil record that documents their origin, their long spell as no more than small, nocturnal creatures, and their explosive radiation since the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Tom Kemp also unveils the exciting molecular evidence, which, coupled  Read more...
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Kemp, T.S. (Thomas Stainforth).
Origin and evolution of mammals.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005
(DLC) 2005295996
(OCoLC)56652579
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: T S Kemp
ISBN: 9780191545177 0191545171
OCLC Number: 232311794
Description: 1 online resource (x, 331 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Time and classification --
Evolution of the mammal-like reptiles --
Evolution of mammalian biology --
Mesozoic mammals --
Living and fossil marsupials --
Living and fossil placentals.
Series Title: Oxford biology.
Responsibility: T.S. Kemp.
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Mammals are the dominant large animals, occurring in virtually every environment. This book presents an account of the remarkable 320 million year long fossil record that documents their origin,  Read more...

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a splendid work . . . it seems the indispensable source of knowlegde on mammalian evolution' Acta, Palaeontol, Pol. 50, 50(2): 208, 2005

 
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