Provides a comprehensive treatment of the Pleistocene species in Europe, classified according to modern taxonomic principles. For each species, there is a description of its descent and migration history, its range, and its mode of life.
Reprint of the original edition, published in 1968.
Bjorn Kurten (1924-1988) was lecturer in palaeontology at the University of Helsinki. He is well known for his studies of the Pleistocene carnivores and of human evolution. He was a recipient of Unesco's Kalinga Award. Some of his most famous publications include On the Variation and Population Dynamics of Fossil and Recent Mammal Populations and Pleistocene Mammals of North America.