Evolution of South American Mammalian Predators During the Cenozoic: Paleobiogeographic and Paleoenvironmental Contingencies

This book summarizes the evolution of carnivorous mammals in the Cenozoic of South America. It presents paleontological information on the two main mammalian carnivorous groups in South America; Metatheria and Eutheria. The topics include the origin, systematics, phylogeny, paleoecology and evolutio...

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Main Authors: Prevosti, Francisco J., Forasiepi, Analía M. (Author)
Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2018, 2018
Edition:1st ed. 2018
Series:Springer Geology
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Bias and Limitations
  • The Transition from Faunas of Metatherian Carnivores to Faunas with Placental Carnivores: Ecological Competence or Replacement?
  • Evolution of the South American Mammalian Carnivores during the Cenozoic and the Biological Context