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

By: Francisco Juan Prevosti(Author), Analía M Forasiepi(Author)
196 pages, 26 colour & 26 b/w illustrations, tables
Publisher: Springer Nature
Evolution of South American Mammalian Carnivores During the Cenozoic
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Evolution of South American Mammalian Carnivores During the Cenozoic 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.

Contents

- Introduction
- Paleoenvironment and Paleobiogeography
- Sparassodonta
- Carnivora
- Fossil Record of Mammalian Carnivores in South America: Bias and Limitations
- The Transition from Faunas of Metatherian Carnivores to Faunas with Placental Carnivores: Ecological Competence or Replacement?
- Evolution of the South American Mammalian Carnivores during the Cenozoic and the Biological Context

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By: Francisco Juan Prevosti(Author), Analía M Forasiepi(Author)
196 pages, 26 colour & 26 b/w illustrations, tables
Publisher: Springer Nature
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