The Evolution of Perissodactyls

The Evolution of Perissodactyls

by Donald R. Prothero, Robert M. Schoch




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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780195060393
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 10/19/1989
Series: Oxford Monographs on Geology and Geophysics Series , #15
Pages: 560
Product dimensions: 7.38(w) x 10.38(h) x 1.21(d)

About the Author

Occidental College

Boston University

Table of Contents

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

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