Download Bones, Clones, and Biomes : The History and Geography of by Bruce D. Patterson PDF

By Bruce D. Patterson

As explorers and scientists have recognized for many years, the Neotropics harbor an exquisite array of our planet’s mammalian variety, from capybaras and capuchins to maned wolves and mouse opossums to sloths and sakis. This organic bounty should be attributed partially to the notable range of Neotropical landscapes and climates and partially to a sequence of continental connections that authorised intermittent faunal exchanges with Africa, Antarctica, Australia, and North the United States. hence, to appreciate the improvement of recent Neotropical
mammal faunas calls for not just mastery of the Neotropics’ big range, but additionally wisdom of mammalian lineages and landscapes relationship again to the Mesozoic.

Bones, Clones, and Biomes deals simply that—an exploration of the advance and relationships of the fashionable mammal fauna via a sequence of reports that surround the final a hundred million years and either important and South the USA. This paintings serves as a supplement to extra taxonomically pushed works, supplying for readers the lengthy geologic and biogeographic contexts that undergird the abundance and variety of Neotropical mammals. instead of documenting variety or distribution, this assortment traverses the styles that the distributions and relationships throughout mammal species show, bringing jointly for the 1st time geology, paleobiology, systematics, mammalogy, and biogeography. Of severe value is the book’s software for present conservation and administration courses, a part of a speedily emerging conservation paleobiology initiative.

Show description

Read or Download Bones, Clones, and Biomes : The History and Geography of Recent Neotropical Mammals PDF

Best paleontology books

Barnum Brown: The Man Who Discovered Tyrannosaurus rex

From his beautiful discovery of Tyrannosaurus rex 100 years in the past to the handfuls of alternative vital new dinosaur species he came upon, Barnum Brown led a impressive existence (1873–1963), spending so much of it looking for fossils—and occasionally oil—in each nook of the globe. probably the most well-known scientists on the planet through the center of the 20th century, Brown—who lived speedy, dressed to the nines, gambled, drank, smoked, and was once often called a ladies’ man—became as mythical because the dinosaurs he exposed.

Omphalos; The Evolution Debate, 1813-1870 (Volume IV)

Gosse argued that fossils are usually not rather the is still of creatures which existed. God had created the area in six days, yet had made it appear like it was once already historical, whole with the is still of non-existent pre-historic lifestyles. Gosse's paintings was once well liked by neither Christians nor evolutionists.

Fossils of the Carpathian Region

István Fozy and István Szente offer a entire overview of the fossil list of the Carpathian Basin. Fossils of the Carpathian sector describes and illustrates the region’s fossils, recounts their heritage, and tells the tales of key humans considering paleontological learn within the quarter. as well as masking the entire very important fossils of this sector, specified recognition is given to infrequent unearths and whole skeletons.

Additional info for Bones, Clones, and Biomes : The History and Geography of Recent Neotropical Mammals

Example text

Kielan-Jaworowska, and R. L. Cifelli. 2002. ” Acta Paleontologica Polonica 47:1 –78. Luterbacher, H. , J. R. Ali, H. Brinkhuis, F. M. Gradstein, J. J. Hooker, S. Monechi, J. G. Ogg et al. 2004. ” In A Geologic Time Scale, edited by F. Gradstein, J. Ogg, and A. Smith, 384 –408. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Madden, R. , R. F. Kay, M. G. Vucetich, and A. A. Carlini. 2010. ” In The Paleontology of Gran Barranca: Evolution and Environmental Change Through the Middle Cenozoic of Patagonia, edited by R.

Swisher, III, and E. H. Lindsay. 2005. ” Journal of Geology 113:287 –307. Flynn, J. , A. R. Wyss, D. A. Croft, and R. Charrier. 2003. ” Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 195:229 –59. Frailey, C. , and K. E. Campbell, Jr. 2004. ” In The Paleogene Mammalian Fauna of Santa Rosa, Amazonian Peru, Science Series, 40, edited by K. E. , 71 –130. Los Angeles: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. , L. G. Marshall, T. Sempere, F. J. Meunier, H. -C. Rage. 2001. “Middle Maastrichtian Vertebrates (Fishes, Amphibians, Dinosaurs and Other Reptiles, Mammals) from Pajcha Pata (Bolivia).

Chevret, D. Huchon, W. W. De Jong, and E. J. P. Douzery. 2006. ” Systematic Biology 55:228 –44. , and U. F. J. Pardiñas. 2009. “Comment on ‘The Oldest South American Cricetidae (Rodentia) and Mustelidae (Carnivora): Late Miocene Faunal Turnover in Central Argentina and the Great American Biotic Interchange’, by D. H. Verzi and C. I. ” Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 280:543 –47. Rage, J. C. 1978. “Une Connexion Continentale Entre Amérique du Nord et Amérique du Sud au Crétacé Superieur?

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.78 of 5 – based on 16 votes

About admin