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Fossil Vertebrates of Greece, Volume 2 Laurasiatherians, Artiodactyles, Perissodactyles, Carnivorans, and Island Endemics

By: Evangelos Vlachos(Author), Victoria Herridge(Foreword By)
724 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
Publisher: Springer Nature
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This 2-volume set provides a state-of-the-art study of the fossil record and taxonomy of the main vertebrate groups from Greece. Greece stands between 3 continents and its vertebrate fossil record is of great importance for paleontological and evolutionary studies in Europe, Asia and Africa. Fossils from classic, world-famous localities (e.g., Pikermi, Samos) form an essential part of the collections of the most important museums in the world and have been studied by numerous scientists. Recent paleontological research led to the discovery and study of numerous new sites. The volumes contain a taxonomic review of all named and identified taxa, their taxonomic history and current status, as well as historical, phylogenetic and biogeographic information.

Volume 2 contains a synopsis of the fossil record and taxonomy of important groups of mammals represented in the fossil record of Greece. Fossil Vertebrates of Greece starts with specific chapters on laurasiatherians like insectivores and bats, moving on to the main part of the book that deals with three of the most important fossil groups in the country. The fossil record of even-toed animals is summarized with chapters on bovids, cervids, suoids, anthracotheres, hippos, giraffes, and tragulids. The fossil record of odd-toed animals is presented with special chapters on horses, tapirs, rhinos, and chalicotheres. The last part of this volume deals with meat-eating, carnivoran groups, like felids, viverrids, hyaenas, canids, bears, ailurids, mephitids and mustelids. Fossil Vertebrates of Greece ends with a special chapter on insular endemic mammals from the various islands of Greece.


1. The fossil record of insectivores (Mammalia: Eulipotyphla) in Greece
2. The fossil record of bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera) in Greece
3. The fossil record of bovids (Mammalia: Artiodactyla: Pecora: Ruminantia: Bovidae) in Greece
4. The fossil record of continental fossil deer (Mammalia: Artiodactyla: Cervidae) in Greece
5. The fossil record of suoids (Mammalia: Artiodactyla: Suoidea) in Greece
6. The fossil record of anthracotheres (Mammalia: Artiodactyla: Anthracotheriidae) in Greece
7. The fossil record of giraffes (Mammalia: Giraffidae) in Greece
8. The fossil record of tragulids (Mammalia: Artiodactyla: Tragulidae) in Greece
9. The fossil record of equids (Mammalia: Perissodactyla: Equidae) in Greece
10. The fossil record of tapirs (Mammalia: Perissodactyla: Tapiridae) in Greece
11. The fossil record of rhinocerotids (Mammalia: Perissodactyla: Rhinocerotidae) in Greece
12. The fossil record of chalicotheres (Mammalia: Perissodactyla: Chalicotheriidae) in Greece
13. The fossil record of felids (Mammalia: Carnivora: Felidae) in Greece
14. The fossil record of viverrids (Mammalia: Carnivora: Viverridae) in Greece
15. The fossil record of percrocutids (Mammalia: Carnivora: Percrocutidae) in Greece
16. The fossil record of hyaenids (Mammalia: Carnivora: Hyaenidae) in Greece
17. The fossil record of canids (Mammalia: Carnivora: Canidae) in Greece
18. The fossil record of bears and cave bears (Carnivora: Ursidae) in Greece
19. The fossil record of ailurids (Mammalia: Carnivora: Ailuridae) in Greece
20. The fossil record of mephitids (Mammalia: Carnivora: Mephitidae) in Greece
21. The fossil record of mustelids (Mammalia: Carnivora: Mustelidae) in Greece
22. The fossil record of insular endemic mammals from Greece

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Dr Evangelos Vlachos is a researcher at CONICET and Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio in Argentina.

By: Evangelos Vlachos(Author), Victoria Herridge(Foreword By)
724 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
Publisher: Springer Nature
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