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Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

ISBN-10: 0520257219

ISBN-13: 9780520257214

Edition: 2010

Authors: Lars Werdelin, William Joseph Sanders

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This magnificent volume is a clear and comprehensive review of the African mammalian fossil record over the past 65 million years.Cenozoic Mammals of Africaincludes current taxonomic and systematic revisions of all African mammal taxa, detailed compilationsof fossil site occurrences, and a wealth of information regarding paleobiology, phylogeny, and biogeography. Primates, including hominins, are particularly well covered. The discussion addresses the systematics of endemic African mammals, factors relating to species richness, and a summary of isotopic information. The work also provides contextual information about Cenozoic African tectonics, chrono stratigraphy of sites, paleobotany, and global and regional climate change. Updating our understanding of this important material with the wealth of research from the past three decades, this volume is an essential resource for anyone interested in the evolutionary history of Africa and the diversification of its mammals.
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Book details

List price: $69.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 7/20/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1008
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.50" long x 2.25" tall
Weight: 7.590
Language: English