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The rise of placental mammals : origins and relationships of the Major Extant Clades

Author: Kenneth David Rose; J David Archibald
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2005.
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"Paleontologists Kenneth D. Rose and J. David Archibald have assembled the world's leading authorities to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date evolutionary history of placental mammals. Focusing on anatomical evidence, the contributors present an unbiased scientific account of the initial radiation and ordinal relationships of placental mammals, representing both the consensus and significant minority viewpoints.  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth David Rose; J David Archibald
ISBN: 080188022X 9780801880223
OCLC Number: 55801049
Description: xi, 259 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm
Contents: Womb with a view : the rise of placentals / J. David Archibald and Kenneth D. Rose --
Looking back at the record : George Gaylord Simpson and paleomammalogy / Léo F. Laporte --
Anatomical evidence for superordinal/ordinal eutherian taxa in the Cretaceous / John R. Wible, Guillermo W. Rougier and Michael J. Novacek --
Molecular evidence for major placental clades / Mark S. Springer [and others] --
Insectivoran-grade placentals / Robert J. Asher --
Macroscelidea and Tubulidentata / Patricia A. Holroyd and Jason C. Mussell --
Paenungulata (Sirenia, Proboscidea, Hyracoidea, and relatives) / Emmanuel Gheerbrant, Daryl P. Domning and Pascal Tassy --
Xenarthra and Pholidota / Kenneth D. Rose [and others] --
Euarchonta (Dermoptera, Scandentia, Primates) / Mary T. Silcox [and others] --
Glires (Lagomorpha, Rodentia) / Jin Meng and André R. Wyss --
Chiroptera / Nancy B. Simmons --
Carnivora / John J. Flynn and Gina D. Wesley-Hunt --
Perissodactyla / Jeremy J. Hooker --
Artiodactyla / Jessica M. Theodor, Kenneth D. Rose and Jörg Erfurt --
Cetacea / Philip D. Gingerich.
Responsibility: edited by Kenneth D. Rose and J. David Archibald.
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"Paleontologists Kenneth D. Rose and J. David Archibald have assembled the world's leading authorities to provide a comprehensive and up-to-date evolutionary history of placental mammals. Focusing on anatomical evidence, the contributors present an unbiased scientific account of the initial radiation and ordinal relationships of placental mammals, representing both the consensus and significant minority viewpoints. This book will be invaluable to paleontologists, evolutionary biologists mammalogists, and students."--Jacket.

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