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Prehistoric mammals of Australia and New Guinea : one hundred million years of evolution

Author: John Long; et al
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Diagrams showing skeletal features and tooth structure and a glossary of technical terms are included.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Long; et al
ISBN: 0801872235 9780801872235
OCLC Number: 474505781
Description: 244 s. : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Contents:AcknowledgementsForeword by Ernest L. Lundelius, Jr.The background story A brief history of fossil mammal discoveries Why Australian mammals are different Monotremes: wide leg and lay eggs Thingodontans: old relics from Gondwana Dasyures, numbats and thylacines: diverse eaters of flesh Marsupial moles: the ancient diggers Bandicoots and bilbies: long noses and broad appetites Koalas and kin: gummed tight to trees Wombats and kin: pouched in reverse and diverse Possums: hangers and gliders trained in the trees Kangaroos: hoppers, snippers and rippers Bats: winged and wordly wanderers Rats and mice: nimble gnawers from the north Marine mammals: sleek swimmers of the seas Weird things not so easily pigeonholed Glossary of scientific terms Selected Bibliography by Alexander Baynes Index
Responsibility: John Long ... (et al.) ; reconstructions by Anne Musser.

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