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The origin and evolution of mammals

Author: T S Kemp
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2005.
Series: Oxford biology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Origin and Evolution of Mammals will be of interest to advanced undergraduate and graduate students as well as researchers, in vertebrate palaeontology, biogeography, mammalian systematics and molecular taxonomy. It will also be welcomed by vertebrate fossil enthusiasts and evolutionary biologists of all levels with an interest in macroevolutionary problems."--BOOK JACKET.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: T S Kemp
ISBN: 0198507607 9780198507604 0198507615 9780198507611 9780191545177 0191545171
OCLC Number: 56652579
Description: x, 331 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
The definition of Mammalia --
A ketch of the plot --
Palaeobiological questions --
2. Time and classification --
The geological timescale --
Classification --
3. Evolution of the mammal-like reptiles --
The vertebrate conquest of land : origin of the Amniota --
Pelycosauria : the basal synapsid radiation --
The origin and early radiation of the Therapsida --
Biarmosuchia --
Dinocephalia --
Anomodontia --
Gorgonopsia --
Therocephalia --
Cynodontia --
Interrelationships of Cynodontia and the phylogenetic position of Mammalia --
Overview of the interrelationships and evolution of the Therapsida --
The palaeoecology and evolution of Synapsida --
4. Evolution of mammalian biology --
Feeding --
Locomotion --
Sense organs and brain --
Growth and development --
Temperature physiology --
An integrated view of the origin of mammalian biology --
The significance of miniaturization --
5. The Mesozoic mammals --
The diversity of Mesozoic mammals --
An overview of the interrelationships and evolution --
The general biology of the Mesozoic mammals --
End of the era : the K/T mass extinction and its aftermath --
6. Living and fossil marsupials --
Living marsupials and their interrelationships --
The fossil record of marsupials --
An overview of marsupial evolution --
7. Living and fossil placentals --
Living placentals and their interrelationships --
Cretaceous fossils --
Palaeocene fossils : the archaic placentals --
The origin and radiation of the modern orders --
Overview of placental evolution --
References --
Index.
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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