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Carnivoran Evolution

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  • 86 b/w illus. 19 colour illus. 47 tables
  • Page extent: 506 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 0.82 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 599.7/138
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: QE882.C15 C365 2010
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Carnivora--Evolution
    • Carnivora--Morphology
    • Carnivora--Phylogeny

Library of Congress Record

Hardback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521515290)

Carnivoran Evolution
Cambridge University Press
9780521515290 - Carnivoran Evolution - New Views on Phylogeny, Form, and Function - Edited by Anjali Goswami and Anthony Friscia
Table of Contents

Contents

Contributors
vii
Preface
ix
Acknowledgements
xii
1     Introduction to Carnivora
Anjali Goswami
1
2     Phylogeny of the Carnivora and Carnivoramorpha, and the use of the fossil record to enhance understanding of evolutionary transformations
John J. Flynn, John A. Finarelli, and Michelle Spaulding
25
3     Phylogeny of the Viverridae and ‘Viverrid-like’ feliforms
Geraldine Veron
64
4     Molecular and morphological evidence for Ailuridae and a review of its genera
Michael Morlo and Stéphane Peigné
92
5     The influence of character correlations on phylogenetic analyses: a case study of the carnivoran cranium
Anjali Goswami and P. David Polly
141
6     What's the difference? A multiphasic allometric analysis of fossil and living lions
Matthew H. Benoit
165
7     Evolution in Carnivora: identifying a morphological bias
Jill A. Holliday
189
8     The biogeography of carnivore ecomorphology
Lars Werdelin and Gina D. Wesley-Hunt
225
9     Comparative ecomorphology and biogeography of Herpestidae and Viverridae (Carnivora) in Africa and Asia
Gina D. Wesley-Hunt, Reihaneh Dehghani, and Lars Werdelin
246
10    Ecomorphological analysis of carnivore guilds in the Eocene through Miocene of Laurasia
Michael Morlo, Gregg F. Gunnell, and Doris Nagel
269
11    Ecomorphology of North American Eocene carnivores: evidence for competition between Carnivorans and Creodonts
Anthony R. Friscia and Blaire Van Valkenburgh
311
12    Morphometric analysis of cranial morphology in pinnipeds (Mammalia, Carnivora): convergence, ecology, ontogeny, and dimorphism
Katrina E. Jones and Anjali Goswami
342
13    Tiptoeing through the trophics: geographic variation in carnivoran locomotor ecomorphology in relation to environment
P. David Polly
374
14    Interpreting sabretooth cat (Carnivora; Felidae; Machairodontinae) postcranial morphology in light of scaling patterns in felids
Margaret E. Lewis and Michael R. Lague
411
15    Cranial mechanics of mammalian carnivores: recent advances using a finite element approach
Stephen Wroe
466
Index
486



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