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Evolution of the Rodents
Advances in Phylogeny, Functional Morphology and Development

Volume 5

£77.00

Part of Cambridge Studies in Morphology and Molecules: New Paradigms in Evolutionary Bio

Jean-Louis Hartenberger, W. Patrick Luckett, Lionel Hautier, Philip G. Cox, Pierre-Henri Fabre, Emmanuel J. P. Douzery, Mary R. Dawson, Franck Barbière, Laurent Marivaux, Diego H. Verzi, Cecilia C. Morgan, A. Itatí Olivares, Andrés Rinderknecht, R. Ernesto Blanco, Christiane Denys, Alisa Winkler, V. Louise Roth, John M. Mercer, P. David Polly, Andrea Cardini, Edward B. Davis, Scott Steppan, Renaud Lebrun, Sabrina Renaud, Jean-Pierre Quére, Johan R. Michaux, Robert E. Druzinsky, Nathan Jeffery, Matthew J. Mason, Cyril Charles, Laurent Viriot, Helder Gomes Rodrigues, Vincent Lazzari, Franck Guy, Pierre-Emmanuel Salais, Adélaïde Euriat, Paul Tafforeau, Jacques Michaux, Elodie Renvoisé, Sophie Montuire, Laura A. B. Wilson, Madeleine Geiger, Monique Vianey-Liaud
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  • Date Published: August 2015
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107044333

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  • The widespread use of mouse models in developmental, behavioural and genetic studies has sparked wider interest in rodent biology as a whole. This book brings together the latest research on rodents to better understand the evolution of both living and extinct members of this fascinating group. Topics analysed include the role of molecular techniques in the determination of robust phylogenetic frameworks; how geometric morphometric methods help quantify and analyse variation in shape; and the role of developmental biology in elucidating the origins of skeletal elements and the teeth. The editors unite these disciplines to present the current state of knowledge in rodent biology, whilst setting the landscape for future research. This book highlights interdisciplinary links across palaeontology, developmental biology, functional morphology, phylogenetics and biomechanics, making it a valuable resource for evolutionary biologists in all fields.

    • Brings together in one volume the very latest research on rodents, providing valuable insights into the evolution of both living and extinct members of the group
    • Topics covered include molecular techniques, geometric morphometric methods, functional simulation and developmental biology
    • Highlights interdisciplinary links across palaeontology, developmental biology, functional morphology, phylogenetics and biomechanics, providing a valuable resource for evolutionary biologists in all fields
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    • Date Published: August 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107044333
    • length: 624 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 31 x 182 mm
    • weight: 1.38kg
    • contains: 124 b/w illus. 18 colour illus. 43 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Foreword Jean-Louis Hartenberger and W. Patrick Luckett
    1. Rodentia: a model order? Lionel Hautier and Philip G. Cox
    2. A synopsis of rodent molecular phylogenetics, systematics and biogeography Pierre-Henri Fabre, Lionel Hautier and Emmanuel J. P. Douzery
    3. Emerging perspectives on some Paleocene sciurognaths rodents in Laurasia: the fossil record and its interpretation Mary R. Dawson
    4. Phylogeny and evolutionary history of hystricognathous rodents from the Old World during the Tertiary: new insights into the emergence of modern 'phiomorph' families Franck Barbière and Laurent Marivaux
    5. The history of South American octodontoid rodents and its contribution to evolutionary generalisations Diego H. Verzi, Cecilia C. Morgan and A. Itatí Olivares
    6. History, taxonomy and palaeobiology of the giant fossil rodents (Hystricognathi, Dinomyidae) Andrés Rinderknecht and R. Ernesto Blanco
    7. Advances in integrative taxonomy and the evolution of African murid rodents: how morphological trees hide the molecular forest Christiane Denys and Alisa Winkler
    8. Themes and variation in sciurid evolution V. Louise Roth and John M. Mercer
    9. Marmot evolution and global change in the last 10 million years P. David Polly, Andrea Cardini, Edward B. Davis and Scott Steppan
    10. Grades and clades among rodents: the promise of geometric morphometrics Lionel Hautier, Philip G. Cox and Renaud Lebrun
    11. Biogeographic variations in wood mice: testing for the role of morphological variation as a line of least resistance to evolution Sabrina Renaud, Jean-Pierre Quére and Johan R. Michaux
    12. The oral apparatus of rodents: variations on the theme of a gnawing machine Robert E. Druzinsky
    13. The muscles of mastication in rodents and the function of the medial pterygoid Philip G. Cox and Nathan Jeffery
    14. Functional morphology of rodent middle ears Matthew J. Mason
    15. Variations and anomalies in rodent teeth and their importance for testing developmental models Cyril Charles and Laurent Viriot
    16. The great variety of dental structures and dynamics in rodents: new insights into their ecological diversity Helder Gomes Rodrigues
    17. Convergent evolution of molar morphology in Muroidea (Rodentia, Mammalia): connections between chewing movements and crown morphology Vincent Lazzari, Franck Guy, Pierre-Emmanuel Salais, Adélaïde Euriat, Cyril Charles, Laurent Viriot, Paul Tafforeau and Jacques Michaux
    18. Developmental mechanisms in the evolution of phenotypic traits in rodent teeth Elodie Renvoisé and Sophie Montuire
    19. Diversity and evolution of femoral variation in Ctenohystrica Laura A. B. Wilson and Madeleine Geiger
    20. Morphological disparity of the postcranial skeleton in rodents and its implications for palaeobiological inferences: the case of the extinct Theriodomyidae (Rodentia, Mammalia) Monique Vianey-Liaud, Lionel Hautier and Laurent Marivaux
    Index.

  • Editors

    Philip G. Cox, University of York
    Philip G. Cox is a lecturer at the Department of Archaeology, University of York and the Hull York Medical School, and a researcher into the functional morphology of and evolution of mammals, particularly rodents. Much of his research has involved the application of sophisticated engineering techniques, namely finite element analysis, to rodent skulls and mandibles in order to understand the biomechanics of feeding in these species.

    Lionel Hautier, Université de Montpellier II
    Lionel Hautier is a researcher (CR2) at the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) posted at the Institute of Evolutionary Sciences in Montpellier (ISEM). He is a vertebrate palaeontologist, specialising in mammals and notably rodents. His research interests include the evolution of the masticatory apparatus of extinct and extant rodents, studied using morphological (osteological and myological), morphometrical, and palaeontological evidence.

    Contributors

    Jean-Louis Hartenberger, W. Patrick Luckett, Lionel Hautier, Philip G. Cox, Pierre-Henri Fabre, Emmanuel J. P. Douzery, Mary R. Dawson, Franck Barbière, Laurent Marivaux, Diego H. Verzi, Cecilia C. Morgan, A. Itatí Olivares, Andrés Rinderknecht, R. Ernesto Blanco, Christiane Denys, Alisa Winkler, V. Louise Roth, John M. Mercer, P. David Polly, Andrea Cardini, Edward B. Davis, Scott Steppan, Renaud Lebrun, Sabrina Renaud, Jean-Pierre Quére, Johan R. Michaux, Robert E. Druzinsky, Nathan Jeffery, Matthew J. Mason, Cyril Charles, Laurent Viriot, Helder Gomes Rodrigues, Vincent Lazzari, Franck Guy, Pierre-Emmanuel Salais, Adélaïde Euriat, Paul Tafforeau, Jacques Michaux, Elodie Renvoisé, Sophie Montuire, Laura A. B. Wilson, Madeleine Geiger, Monique Vianey-Liaud

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