ISBN-10:
0521477085
ISBN-13:
9780521477086
Pub. Date:
04/28/2003
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Fossil Horses: Systematics, Paleobiology, and Evolution of the Family Equidae

Fossil Horses: Systematics, Paleobiology, and Evolution of the Family Equidae

by Bruce J. MacFadden
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ISBN-13: 9780521477086
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 04/28/2003
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 7.24(w) x 10.35(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Introduction: why study fossil horses?; 2. A renaissance in paleontology; 3. Orthogenesis and scientific thought: old notions die hard; 4. Collections, museums, and exceptional discoveries; 5. Systematics and phylogeny: Ungulata, Perissodactyla, and Equidae; 6. Isotopes, magnetic reversals, fossils, and geological time; 7. Ancient geography, changing climates, dispersal, and vicariance; 8. Evolutionary processes: Variation, speciation, and extinction; 9. Rates of morphological and taxonomic evolution; 10. Trends, laws, direction, and progress in evolution; 11. What's the use? functional morphology of feeding and locomotion; 12. Population dynamics, behavioral ecology, and 'paleoethology'; 13. Fifty-eight million years of community evolution; 14. Epilogue: summary and perspective; Appendix; References; Subject index; Taxonomic index.

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