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The Proboscidea: Evolution and Palaeoecology of Elephants and Their Relatives

Edited By: J Shoshani and P Tassy

472 pages, Figs, tabs

Oxford University Press

Hardback | Sep 1996 | #32465 | ISBN: 0198546521
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About this book

This is the first complete treatise on the evolution and palaeoecology of the Proboscidea or elephants, one of the great mammalian orders of the Cenozoic, of which only two species survive today. It reviews their classification, the major adaptive radiations and their evolutionary patterns, and the origins and current status of extant elephant species.|Their success over evolutionary time is reflected by their morphological and taxonomic diversity, their nearly worldwide distribution on every continent except Australia and Antarctica, and their persistence through nearly 50 million years. Their great past ability to migrate and to adapt to changing climatic conditions and interspecific competition provides a unique laboratory for the testing of evolutionary theories and development of new concepts.


Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION; PART II: PROBOSCIDEAN RELATIVES; PART III: THE FIRST RADIATION: EARLY PROBOSCIDEANS; PART IV: THE SECOND RADIATION: GOMPHOTHERES AND STEGODONTIDS; PART V: THE THIRD RADIATION: ELEPHANTIDAE; PART VI: PALAEOECOLOGY, TAPHONOMY, EXTINCTION, AND CONSERVATION; PART VI: SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS; Appendices; References; Index

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