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Evolution of Tertiary Mammals of North America

Volume 1. Terrestrial Carnivores, Ungulates, and Ungulate like Mammals

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Christine Janis, Donald R. Prothero, Scott L. Wing, Russell Wm Graham, Jon A. Baskin, Annalisa Berta, John J. Flynn, Gregg F. Gunnell, Robert M. Hunt Jr, Larry D. Martin, Kathleen Munthe, Larry D. Martin, J. David Archibald, Richard L. Cifelli, Spencer G. Lucas, Charles R. Schaff, Robert M. Schoch, Thomas E. Williamson, Mary Ellen Ahearn, James A. Effinger, Jessica A. Harrison, James G. Honey, Donald G. Kron, Bruce Lander, Earl Manning, Donald R. Rothero, Margaret S. Stevens, Richard K. Stucky, S. David Webb, David B. Wright, Bruce Lander, Mathew W. Colbert, William P. Wall, J. Mader, Bruce J. Macfadden, Jeheskel Shoshani
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  • Date Published: March 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521619684

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  • This book is a unique compendium and synthesis of the cumulative knowledge of more than 100 years of discovery and study of North American tertiary mammals. The potentially most valuable contribution of this book is the detailed information of the distribution in time and space of each species at fossil localities, recorded in a uniform scheme, so that each chapter provides the same level of information. Thirty six chapters are devoted to a particular family or order, written by leading North American authorities, including discussion of anatomical features, systematics, and paleobiology. Three introductory chapters summarize information on the geological time scale, Tertiary vegetation, and Pleistocene events, and four summary chapters integrate systematic and biogeographic information for higher taxa. This book will serve as a unique data base for continuing studies in faunal diversification and change, and for questions such as how changing biogeography and climates influenced the evolution of mammalian communities. It will be an invaluable addition to the libraries of paleontologists and zoologists.

    • A unique compendium and synthesis of the cumulative knowledge of more than 100 years of discovery and study of North American Tertiary mammals
    • Thirty six chapters are devoted to a particular family or order, written by a leading North American authority, including discussion of less anatomical features, systematics, and paleobiology
    • Will serve as a unique data base for continuing studies in faunal diversification and change
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    'The 'Overview' consists of three concise chapters covering the basics of the Tertiary world with respect to its chronology, climate, geography and vegetation and the subsequent fauna of the Pleistocene. It is my opinion that these chapters should be required reading for any new graduate student undertaking research on North American Tertiary mammals. Context is essential to understanding the importance of our work, and you cannot go wrong with such a concise but detailed look at these three essential aspects of the setting. … As someone whom has actively and regularly used this book (usually copies owned by libraries or by others) ever since it was first published (when I was an undergraduate just beginning serious regular research), I can honestly say that this re-issue will prove to be a wise move on the part of the publishers and a much-needed opportunity for students and all of us to get our hands on this wonderfully organised resource.' B. L. Beatty, www.PalArch.nl

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    • Date Published: March 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521619684
    • length: 708 pages
    • dimensions: 279 x 210 x 36 mm
    • weight: 1.57kg
    • contains: 219 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface Christine M. Janis
    Introduction Christine M. Janis
    Section 1. Overview of Context for the Evolution of North American Tertiary Mammals:
    1. The chronological, climatic, and paleogeographic background to North American mammalian evolution Donald R. Prothero
    2. Tertiary vegetation of North America as a context for mammalian evolution Scott L. Wing
    3. The pleistocene terrestrial mammal fauna of North America Russell Wm Graham
    Section 2. Carnivorous Mammals:
    4. Carnivorous mammals Christine M. Janis, Jon A. Baskin, Annalisa Berta, John J. Flynn, Gregg F. Gunnell, Robert M. Hunt Jr, Larry D. Martin, and Kathleen Munthe
    5. Creodonta Gregg F. Gunnell
    6. Early cenozoic carnivora ('Miacoidea') John J. Flynn
    7. Canidae Kathleen Munthe
    8. Procyonidae Jon A. Baskin
    9: Mustelidae Jon A. Baskin
    10. Ursidae Robert M. Hunt Jr
    11. Amphicyonidae Robert M. Hunt Jr
    12. Nimravidae Larry D. Martin
    13. Felidae Larry D. Martin
    14. Hyaenidae Annalisa Berta
    Section 3. Archaic Ungulates and Ungulatelike Mammals:
    15. Archaic ungulates and ungulatelike mammals Christine M. Janis, J. David Archibald, Richard L. Cifelli, Spencer G. Lucas, Charles R. Schaff, Robert M. Schoch, and Thomas E. Williamson
    16. Taeniodonta Spencer G. Lucas, Robert M. Schoch, and Thomas E. Williamson
    17. Tillodonta Spencer G. Lucas, and Robert M. Schoch
    18. Pantodonta Spencer G. Lucas
    19. Dinocerata Spencer G. Lucas, Robert M. Schoch
    20. Archaicungulates ('Condylarthra') J. David Archibald
    21. Arctostylopida Richard L. Cifelli, and Charles R. Schaff
    Section 4. Artiodactyla:
    22. Artiodactyla Christine M. Janis, Mary Ellen Ahearn, James A. Effinger, Jessica A. Harrison, James G. Honey, Donald G. Kron, Bruce Lander, Earl Manning, Donald R. Prothero, Margaret S. Stevens, Richard K. Stucky, S. David Webb, and David B. Wright
    23. Eocene bunodont and Bunoselenodont artiodactyla/('Dichobunids') Richard K. Stucky
    24. Entelodontidae James A. Effinger
    25. Anthracotheriidae Donald G. Kron, and Earl Manning
    26. Tayassuidae David B. Wright
    27. Oreodontoidea Bruce Lander
    28. Oromerycidae Donald R. Prothero
    29. Protoceratidae Donald R. Prothero
    30. Camelidae J. G. Honey, J. A. Harrison, D. R. Prothero, and M. S. Stevens
    31. Hornless ruminants S. David Webb
    32. Dromomerycidae Christine M. Janis, and Earl Manning
    33. Antilocapridae Christine M. Janis, Earl Manning, Mary Ellen Ahearn
    34. Cervidae and bovidae S. David Webb
    Section 5. Perissodactyla and proboscidea:
    35. Perissodactyla and proboscidea Christine M. Janis, Matthew W. Colbert, Margery C. Coombs, W. David Lambert, Bruce J. Macfadden, Bryn J. Mader, Donald R. Prothero, Robert M. Schoch, Jeheskel Shoshani, and William P. Wall
    36. Brontotheriidae Bryn J. Mader
    37. Equidae Bruce J. Macfadden
    38. Chalicotherioidea Margery C. Coombs
    39. Tapiroidea and other moropomorphs M. W. Colbert, and Robert M. Schoch
    40. Amynodontidae William P. Wall
    41. Hyracodontidae Donald R. Prothero
    42. Rhinocerotidae Donald R. Prothero
    43. Proboscidea W. David Lambert, and Jeheskel Shoshani
    Section 6. Eutheria Incertae Sedis:
    44. Eutheria incertae sedis: Mingotherium and Idiogenomys, with editor's appendix on other problematical taxa Spencer G. Lucas, and Robert M. Schoch
    Appendix I. Tertiary mammal localities
    Appendix II. References for locality listings
    Appendix III. References for locality listings
    Index.

  • Editors

    Christine M. Janis, Brown University, Rhode Island

    Kathleen M. Scott, Rutgers University, New Jersey

    Louis L. Jacobs, Southern Methodist University, Texas

    Contributors

    Christine Janis, Donald R. Prothero, Scott L. Wing, Russell Wm Graham, Jon A. Baskin, Annalisa Berta, John J. Flynn, Gregg F. Gunnell, Robert M. Hunt Jr, Larry D. Martin, Kathleen Munthe, Larry D. Martin, J. David Archibald, Richard L. Cifelli, Spencer G. Lucas, Charles R. Schaff, Robert M. Schoch, Thomas E. Williamson, Mary Ellen Ahearn, James A. Effinger, Jessica A. Harrison, James G. Honey, Donald G. Kron, Bruce Lander, Earl Manning, Donald R. Rothero, Margaret S. Stevens, Richard K. Stucky, S. David Webb, David B. Wright, Bruce Lander, Mathew W. Colbert, William P. Wall, J. Mader, Bruce J. Macfadden, Jeheskel Shoshani

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