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Evolution of Tertiary Mammals of North America, Volume 2: Small Mammals, Xenarthrans, and Marine Mammals

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Series: Evolution of Tertiary Mammals of North America Volume: 2

By: Christine M Janis(Editor), Gregg F Gunnell(Editor), Mark D Uhen(Editor)

795 pages, 39 b/w photos, 147 b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jun 2018 | #240517 | ISBN-13: 9781108462082
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About this book

This second volume completes the unique survey of North American Tertiary mammals, and covers all the remaining taxa not contained in Volume 1. It provides a complete listing of mammalian diversity over time and space, and evaluates the effect of biogeography and climatic change on evolutionary patterns and faunal transitions, with the distribution in time and space of each taxon laid out in a standardized format. It contains six summary chapters that integrate systematic and biogeographic information for higher taxa, and provides a detailed account of the patterns of occurrence for different species at hundreds of different fossil localities, with the inclusion of many more localities than were contained in the first volume.

With over thirty chapters, each written by leading authorities, and an addendum that updates the occurrence and systematics of all of the groups covered in Volume 1, this will be a valuable reference for paleontologists and zoologists.


Introduction C. M. Janis, G. F. Gunnell and M. D. Uhen

Part I. Non-Eutherian Mammals:
1. Non-Eutherian summary chapter C. M. Janis and A. Weil
2. Multituberculata A. Weil and D. Krause
3. Marsupialia W. Korth

Part II. Insectivorous Mammals:
4. Insectivorous mammals summary chapter G. F. Gunnell and J. Bloch
5. 'Proteutheria' G. F. Gunnell, T. Bown, J. Bloch and D. Boyer
6. Leptictida G. F. Gunnell, T. Bown and J. Bloch
7. Lipotyphla G. F. Gunnell, T. Bown, H. Hutchinson and J. Bloch

Part III. 'Edentata':
8. 'Edentata' summary chapter G. F. Gunnell and K. Rose
9. Palaeanodonta/Pholidota K. Rose
10. Xenarthra G. MacDonald and V. Naples

Part IV. Archonta:
11. Archonta summary chapter G. F. Gunnell and M. Silcox
12. Chiroptera N. Czaplewski, G. Morgan and S. McLeod
13. Plagiomenidae/Mixodectidae K. Rose
14. Plesiadapiformes M. Silcox and G. F. Gunnell
15. Euprimates G. F. Gunnell, K. Rose and D. T. Rasmussen

Part V. Glires:
16. Glires summary chapter C. M. Janis, M. Dawson and L. Flynn
17. Lagomorpha M. Dawson
18. Ischyromyidae D. Anderson
19. Sciuravidae A. Walton and R. Porter
20. Cylindrodontidae S. Walsh and J. Storer
21. Sciuridae T. Goodwin
22. Aplodontoidea L. Flynn and L. Jacobs
23. Castoroidea L. Flynn and L. Jacobs
24. Dipodidae L. Flynn
25. Eomyidae L. Flynn
26. Geomorpha L. Flynn, E. Lindsay and R. Martin
27. Cricetidae E. Lindsay
28. Arvicolinae R. Martin
29. Hystricognathi and Rodentia incertae sedis L. Flynn

Part VI. Marine Mammals:
30 Marine mammal summary chapter M. Uhen
31. Otaroidea L. Barnes
32. Phocidae I. Koretsky and L. Barnes
33. Archaeoceti M. Uhen
34. Odontoceti M. Uhen, E. Fordyce and L. Barnes
35. Mysticeti M. Uhen, E. Fordyce and L. Barnes
36. Sirenia D. Domning
37. Desmostylia D. Domning

Addendum C. M. Janis, R. Hulbert and M. Mihlbachler
Appendix I. Unified locality listings
Appendix II. References for localities
Appendix III. Museum acronyms

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Christine Janis is Professor of Biology in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University. She is on the editorial board of Journal of Mammalian Evolution and Acta Paleontologica Polonica, and Associate Editor for the journal Evolution. Professor Janis was also editor-in-chief for Evolution of Tertiary Mammals of North America, Volume 1: Terrestrial Carnivores, Ungulates, and Ungulatelike Mammals (Cambridge University Press 1998).

Gregg Gunnell is Associate Research Scientist in the Museum of Paleontology at the University of Michigan. He is Associate Editor for the journal Palaois, Past Associate Editor for Journal of Human Evolution, and a Member of the Society for Vertebrate Paleontology, the Paleontological Society, and the American Society of Mammalogists.

Mark Uhen is Head of Research and Collections and Curator of Paleontology and Zoology at the Cranbrook Institute of Science. He is a Research Associate in the Department of Paleobiology at the US National Museum of Natural History, Chair of the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Patterson Award Committee, and a member of the Advisory Board and the Vertebrate Working Group for the Paleobiology Database.

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