Cenozoic Mammals of Africa by Lars Werdelin

By Lars Werdelin

This fantastic quantity is a transparent and accomplished assessment of the African mammalian fossil list during the last sixty five million years. Cenozoic Mammals of Africa contains present taxonomic and systematic revisions of all African mammal taxa, specified compilations of fossil web site occurrences, and a wealth of knowledge relating to paleobiology, phylogeny, and biogeography. Primates, together with hominins, are quite good lined. The dialogue addresses the systematics of endemic African mammals, elements with regards to species richness, and a precis of isotopic details. The paintings additionally offers contextual information regarding Cenozoic African tectonics, chrono stratigraphy of websites, paleobotany, and international and local weather switch. Updating our figuring out of this significant fabric with the wealth of study from the previous 3 many years, this quantity is a necessary source for a person drawn to the evolutionary background of Africa and the diversification of its mammals.

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