To see accurate pricing, please choose your delivery country.
 
 
United States
£ GBP
All Shops
We're still open for business - read our EU and Covid-19 statements

British Wildlife

8 issues per year 84 pages per issue Subscription only

British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

Subscriptions from £40 per year

Conservation Land Management

4 issues per year 44 pages per issue Subscription only

Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

Subscriptions from £18 per year
Academic & Professional Books  Palaeontology  Palaeozoology & Extinctions

The Osteology and Relationships of Metaxytherium krahuletzi Depéret, 1895 Mammalia: Sirenia

Monograph Journal / Magazine
By: Daryl P Domning(Author), Peter Pervesler(Author)
91 pages, 20 plates, 10 illustrations, 19 tables
The Osteology and Relationships of Metaxytherium krahuletzi Depéret, 1895
Click to have a closer look
  • The Osteology and Relationships of Metaxytherium krahuletzi Depéret, 1895 ISBN: 9783510610549 Paperback Jan 2001 Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
    £34.99
    #201875
Price: £34.99
About this book Contents Customer reviews Related titles

About this book

Language: English

Metaxytherium krahuletzi was a halitheriine dugongid distributed throughout the marine waters of the Central Paratethys, and probably other parts of Europe' during the Early Miocene (upper Eggenburgian and Ottnangian – early to middle Burdigalian). It was probably an ecological generalist that fed on the leaves and rhizomes of small and medium-sized benthic seagrasses. It appears to be the sister group and direct ancestor of all the other Old World (European, Mediterranean, and North African) Metaxytherium, though its relationship to New World species remains unclear.

This study documents its morphology, stratigraphic and geographic distribution, and cladistic relationships, showing that it differs from its putative direct descendant M. medium only in characters of the skull, mandible, and possibly sternum that display significant and inadequately-sampled individual variation. Although the species M. krahuletzi is still considered valid, larger samples of this and related species are needed to demarcate more clearly the stages of evolution in this lineage' which evolved slowly in comparison with other sirenians.

Contents

Introduction 2 

Geology and stratigraphy of the Eggenburg region 4 

Sedimentology and taphonomy of sirenian localities 6 

Kuhnring 6 

Sonndorf 11 

Maigen 12 

Eggenburg - Schindergraben 16 

Paleogeography of the Eggenburg region and its implications for 
sirenian paleoecology and taphonomy 16 

Systematic paleontology 17 

Description of Austrian specimens 18 

Specimens from outside Austria 38 

Switzerland 38 

Slovakia 40 

France 40 

Libya 41 

Mexico 41 

Comparisons and reconsiderations of phyletic relationships 41 

Paleoecology 45 

Acknowledgements 46 

References 46 

Plates 5

Customer Reviews

Monograph Journal / Magazine
By: Daryl P Domning(Author), Peter Pervesler(Author)
91 pages, 20 plates, 10 illustrations, 19 tables
Current promotions
British WildlifePrincetonCollins Birds of the World - 30% off pre-orderOrder your free copy of our 2021 equipment catalogues