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The Tertiary Record of Rodents in North America

Series: Topics in Geobiology Volume: 12

By: W Korth

305 pages, Illus, figs, tabs


Hardback | Dec 1994 | #35461 | ISBN: 0306446960
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First compilation of all known data on fossil rodents in North America. Includes illustrations of all fossil families of rodents, phylogenies of all families, and discussion of the problematical taxa which are not referable to known families. A comprehensive reference for palaeontologists wishing to identify specimens, and mammalogists studying fossil history.


Rodents-What, Where, and When: Introduction. Specialized Cranial and Dental Anatomy of Rodents. Origin of Rodents. Classification of Rodents. Systematic Descriptions of Families: Ischyromyidae. Sciuravidae. Cylindrodontidae. Protoptychidae. Aplodontidae. Mylagaulidae. Sciuridae. Eutypomyidae. Castoridae. Eomyidae. Heliscomyidae. Heteromyidae. Florentiamyidae. Geomyidae. Zapodidae. Cricetidae I. Cricetidae II. Monotypic Families. Rodents Not Referable to Recognized Families. Dynamics of the North American Rodent Fauna through Time: Changes in the Rodent Fauna. Tertiary Rodent Faunas of Other Continents. Index.

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