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Vertebrate Paleontology in the Neotropics The Miocene Fauna of a la Venta, Colombia

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ISBN-10: 156098418X

ISBN-13: 9781560984184

Edition: 1997

Authors: Richard F. Kay, Richard H. Madden, Richard L. Cifelli, John J. Flynn

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Because of its unique geographic and temporal position, the La Venta badlands in central Columbia hold special significance for understanding the evolution of vertebrate faunas in South America. John Flynn, Curator of Geology at The Field Museum, and other contributors present detailed information and interpretation about the paleobiology and environment of La Venta animals. Includes taxonomic index.
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Book details

List price: $85.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Publication date: 2/17/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 608
Size: 9.00" wide x 11.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.048
Language: English

Zofia Kielan-Jaworowska is professor emeritus at the Institute of Paleobiology, Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw and the University of Oslo. She was the leader of the Polish-Mongolian expedition to the Gobi Desert (1963--1971) that discovered spectacular dinosaurs and mammals. She has devoted most of her scientific life to the studies of the Mesozoic mammals.Richard L. Cifelli is curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Oklahoma Museum of Natural History and professor of zoology at the University of Oklahoma. He has led extensive field explorations of fossil vertebrates in the Mesozoic and Cenozoic of North and South Americas and studied the biogeographical and faunal evolution of…    

Editors' Note
List of Contributors
List of Abbreviations
A History of Vertebrate Paleontology in the Magdalena Valley
Stratigraphy, Sedimentary Environments, and the Miocene Uplift of the Colombian Andes
Geochronology of the Honda Group
Trichodactylid Crabs
Freshwater Fishes and Their Paleobiotic Implications
Limbless Tetrapods
A Reassessment of the Fossil Tupinambinae
Crocodilians, Gryposuchus, and the South American Gavials
New Clues for Understanding Neogene Marsupial Radiations
New Caenolestoid Marsupials
Armored Xenarthrans: A Unique Taxonomic and Ecologic Assemblage
A New Giant Pampatheriid Armadillo
Xenarthrans: Pilosans
Locomotor Adaptations in Miocene Xenarthrans
Paleobiology and Affinities of Megadolodus
A New Leontiniid Notoungulate
Enamel Microstructure in Notoungulates
A New Toxodontid Notoungulate
Uruguaytheriine Astrapotheres of Tropical South America
A New Small Platyrrhine and the Phyletic Position of Callitrichinae
Postcranial Skeleton of Laventan Platyrrhines
Fossil New World Monkeys
The Laventan Stage and Age
Paleogeography and Paleoecology
Literature Cited
Taxonomic Index