About this book
This book places into modern context the information by which North American mammalian palaeontologists recognise, divide, calibrate, and discuss intervals of mammalian evolution known as North American Land Mammal Ages. It incorporates new information on the systematic biology of the fossil record and utilises the many recent advances in geochronologic methods and their results.
ContentsPreface, by M. O. WoodburneList of ContributorsDefinitionsIntroduction, by M. O. WoodburnePrinciples and Procedures, by M. O. WoodburneMammalian Biochronology of the Latest Cretaceous, by R. L. Cifelli,* J. J. Eberle, D. L. Lofgren, J. A. Lillegraven, and W. A. ClemenPaleocene Biochronology: The Puercan Through Clarkforkian Land Mammal Ages, by D. L. Lofgren,* J. A. Lillegraven, W. A. Clemens, P. D. Gingerich, and T. E. WilWasatchian Through Duchesnean Biochronology, by P. Robinson,* G. F. Gunnell, S. L. Walsh, W. C. Clyde, J. E. Storer, R. K. StuckThe Chadronian, Orellan, and Whitneyan North American Land Mammal Ages, by D. R. Prothero and R. J. EmryMammalian Biochronology of the Arikareean Through Hemphillian Interval (Late Oligocene Through Early Pliocene Epochs), by R. H. Tedford,* J. E. Storer, L. B. Albright III, C. C. Swisher III, A. T. BarnoThe Blancan, Irvingtonian, and Rancholabrean Mammal Ages, by E. L. Lundelius Jr. and C. R. Bell,* A. D. Barnosky, R. W. Graham, E. H. LindsayGlobal Events and the North American Mammalian Biochronology, by M. O. WoodburneIndexesSystematic IndexSubject Index
Michael Woodburne is professor emeritus of geology, Department of Earth Sciences, University of California, Riverside, and honorary curator of geology, Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff.