"(The authors) have organized a vast compendium of paleontologic, stratigraphic and geographic facts on mammalian faunas of the last 200 million years - a synthesis which has not been attempted in over 70 years. Emphasis is on fossil mammals and the application of the fossil - mammal record to studies in evolution, mammalogy, paleogeography, paleoecology, and stratigraphy, particularly with respect to the last 65 million years of the earth's history." From the publisher. Owner's signature inside. View More...
New York, NY, Cambridge University Press: 1996
Edition: 1st Edition
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"The first part of this book summarizes the latest information in dating and correlation of the strata of late middle Eocene through early Oligocene age in North America, including the latest insights from argon/argon dating and magnetic stratigraphy. The second part reviews almost all the impotant terrestrial reptiles and mammal found near the Eocene-Oligocene boundary in the White River Chronofauna,from the turtles, snakes, and lizards, to the common rodent, carnivores, artiodactyls, and perissodactyls. This is the first comprehensive treatment of these rocks in over sixty years." Fr... View More...