Evolution of South American Mammalian Predators During the Cenozoic: Paleobiogeographic and Paleoenvironmental Contingencies

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Springer, 2 janv. 2018 - 196 pages
This book summarizes the evolution of carnivorous mammals in the Cenozoic of South America. It presents paleontological information on the two main mammalian carnivorous groups in South America; Metatheria and Eutheria. The topics include the origin, systematics, phylogeny, paleoecology and evolution of the Sparassodonta and Carnivora. The book is based on a wide variety of published sources from the last few decades.
 

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1 Introduction
1
2 Paleoenvironment Tectonics and Paleobiogeography
17
3 South American Endemic Mammalian Predators Order Sparassodonta
39
4 South American Fossil Carnivorans Order Carnivora
85
Bias and Limitations
137
6 Evolution and Biological Context of South American Mammalian Carnivores During the Cenozoic and the Biological Context
155
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