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The Evolution of Perissodactyls : Oxford Monographs on Geology & Geophysics - Donald R. Prothero

The Evolution of Perissodactyls

Oxford Monographs on Geology & Geophysics

By: Donald R. Prothero (Editor), Robert M. Schoch (Editor)

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This new treatise is comprised of 24 papers covering virtually every recent development regarding fossil horses, rhinos, tapirs, and their extinct relatives. It includes materials currently available in no other reference, such as information on the oldest known rhino and the oldest known perissodactyl, as well as papers debunking myths about the evolution of horses, and strong evidence that hyraxes are not related to elephants. The summary chapter includes useful charts which show the relationships of all perissodactyl genera, their distribution in time and space, and a new classification of the order.

"This volume is a thorough, perhaps invaluable, compendium of perissodactyl systematics and evolution." --Science "This volume looks like a landmark in the discipline." --Bob Savage, University of Bristol "A first class work of considerable importance." --Peter Dodson, University of Pennsylvania "Outstanding in its coverage of a wide range of topical and relevant issues that are not generally obtainable elsewhere. This is largely due to the breadth of selection of contributors by the editors, who have also performed a stellar job with introductory and summary chapters that transform this volume into a coherent treatise." --Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology "This book includes much important new research on this group of vertebrates. Review papers cover every major subordinal group, and important new forms are described." --Geomedia

1: James A. Hopson: Leonard Burton Radinsky (1937-1985) 2: Robert M. Schoch: A Brief Historical Review of Perissodactyl Classification 3: Malcolm C. McKenna et al.: Radinskya Yupingae, A Perissodactyl-Like Mammal from the Late Paleocene of Southern China 4: Martin S. Fischer: Hyracoids, the Sister-Group of Perissodactyls 5: D. Tab Rasmussen: The Evolution of the Hyracoidea: A Review of the Fossil Evidence 6: J.J. Hooker: Character Polarities in Early Perissodactyls and their Significance for Hyracotherium and Infraordinal 7: Jens Lorenz Franzen: Origin and Systematic Position of the Paleotheriidae 8: Robert L. Evander: Phylogeny of the Family Equidae 9: Bruce J. MacFadden: Dental Character Variation in Paleopopulations and Morphospecies of Fossil Horses and Extant Analogues 10: Donald R. Prothero and Neil Shubin: The Evolution of Mid-Oligocene Horses 11: Richard C. Hulbert, Jr.: Phylogenetic Interrelationships and Evolution of North American Late Equidae 12: Michael O. Woodburne: Hipparion Horses: A Pattern of Worldwide Dispersal and Endemic Evolution 13: Maria-Theresa Alberdi: A Review of Old World Hipparionine Horses 14: Melissa C. Winans: A Quantitative Study of the North American Fossil Species of the Genus Equus 15: Robert M. Schoch: A Review of the Tapiroids 16: Donald R. Prothero, Earl Manning, and Claude Guérin: The History of the Rhinocerotoidea 17: William P. Wall: The Phylogenetic History and Adaptive Radiation of the Amynodontidae 18: Kurt Heissig: The Allaceropine Hyracodonts 19: Spencer G. Lucas and Jay Sobus: The Systematics of Indricotheres 20: C. Bruce Hanson: Teletaceras Radinskyi, A New Primitive Rhinocerotid from the Late Eocene Clarno Formation, Oregon 21: Kurt Heissig: The Rhinocerotidae 22: Leonard Ginsburg and Kurt Heissig: Hoploaceratherium, n. gen., A New Generic Name for "Aceratherium" Tetradactylum Lartet1837 23: Spencer G. Lucas and Robert M. Schoch: Taxonomy and Biochronology of Eomoropus and Grangeria, Eocene Chalicotheres from the Western United States and China 24: Margery C. Coombs: Interrelationships and Diversity in the Chalicotheriidae 25: Bryn J. Mader: The Brontotheriidae: A Systematic Revision and Preliminary Phylogeny of North American Genera 26: Spencer G. Lucas and Robert M. Schoch: European Brontotheres 27: Spencer G. Lucas: Taxonomy of Duchesneodus (Brontotheriidae) from the Late Eocene of North America 28: Donald R. Prothero and Robert M. Schoch: The Origin and Evolution of Perissodactyls: A Summary and Synthesis 29: Donald R. Prothero and Robert M. Schoch: Classification of the Perissodactyla

ISBN: 9780195060393
ISBN-10: 0195060393
Series: Oxford Monographs on Geology & Geophysics
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 548
Published: 19th October 1989
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 17.5  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.5