The Evolution of Artiodactyls

Donald R. Prothero, Scott E. Foss
JHU Press, 2007 M12 17 - 367 páginas
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An essential reference for anyone working on artiodactyls.

Artiodactyls are diverse and successful hoofed mammals, represented by nearly two hundred living species of pigs, peccaries, hippos, camels, deer, sheep, cattle, giraffes, and other even-toed ungulates.

In the recent years, a tremendous amount of research has been conducted on this important order. The Evolution of Artiodactyls synthesizes this research into a single, comprehensive volume. Here Donald R. Prothero, Scott E. Foss, and a team of distinguished international experts explore a variety of topics, including molecular phylogeny of terrestrial artiodactyls phylogenetic relationships of cetaceans to terrestrial artiodactyls, and the earliest artiodactyls—Diacodexidae, Dichobunidae, Homacodontidae, Leptochoeridae, and Raoellidae.

A landmark reference, The Evolution of Artiodactyls belongs in the library of every paleontologist, mammalogist, and evolutionary biologist.

Contributors: Jean-Renaud Boisserie, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle; Edward Byrd Davis, University of Oregon; Stéphane Ducrocq, Université de Poitiers; Jörg Erfurt, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg; Jonathan H. Geisler, Georgia Southern University; Colin P. Groves, Australian National University; John M. Harris, George C. Page Museum; James G. Honey, University of Colorado, Boulder; Christine M. Janis, Brown University; Fabrice Lihoreau, Université de N'Djaména; Matthew R. Liter, Occidental College; Liu Li-Ping, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, China; Joshua A. Ludtke, San Diego State University; Jonathan D. Marcot, University of Colorado Museum; Grégoire Métais, Carnegie Museum of Natural History; Gertrud E. Rössner, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München; Nikos Solounias, American Museum of Natural History; James Bowie Stevens and Margaret Skeels Stevens, Lamar University; Jessica M. Theodor, University of Calgary; Mark D. Uhen, Cranbrook Institute of Science; Inessa Vislobokova, Russian Academy of Sciences


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1 Introduction
Conflicts and Resolution
3 Phylogenetic Relationships of Cetaceans to Terrestrial Artiodactyls
Diacodexeidae Dichobunidae Homacodontidae Leptochoeridae and Raoellidae
Cebochoeridae Choeropotamidae Mixtotheriidae Cainotheriidae Anoplotheriidae Xiphodontidae and Amphimerycidae
6 Family Helohyidae
7 Family Anthracotheriidae
8 Family Hippopotamidae
15 Basal Ruminants
16 Family Tragulidae
17 Family Moschidae
18 Family Antilocapridae
19 Family Palaeomerycidae
20 Family Cervidae
21 Family Giraffidae
22 Family Bovidae

9 Family Entelodontidae
10 Superfamily Suoidea
11 Family Agriochoeridae
12 Family Merycoidodontidae
13 Family Protoceratidae
14 Family Camelidae
23 Artiodactyl Paleoecology and Evolutionary Trends
24 Summary
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Página 330 - Evidence from milk casein genes that cetaceans are close relatives of hippopotamid artiodactyls.
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Acerca del autor (2007)

Donald R. Prothero is a professor of geology at Occidental College and coeditor or author of many books, including Horns, Tusks, and Flippers: The Evolution of Hoofed Mammals, published by Johns Hopkins; The Evolution of Perissodactyls; and Bringing Fossils to Life: An Introduction to Paleobiology. Scott E. Foss is the Regional Paleontologist for the Bureau of Land Management in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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