National Geographic Prehistoric Mammals

National Geographic Prehistoric Mammals

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National Geographic Prehistoric Mammals by Alan Turner, Mauricio Anton

Written by one of the world's foremost paleontologists, Prehistoric Mammals gives children a rare glimpse at a world gone by in a stunningly illustrated, incredibly comprehensive reference book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780792271345
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publication date: 10/28/2004
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 1,274,206
Product dimensions: 8.94(w) x 11.31(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 7 - 9 Years

About the Author

Alan Turner (1947–2012) was one of the world’s foremost paleontologists and a professor in the School of Biological and Earth Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University. Specializing in Miocene–Pleistocene carnivores, he was a prolific writer who authored National Geographic’s Prehistoric Mammals among many other books and academic papers.

Table of Contents

Introduction8
What is a mammal?10
Age of Mammals12
Eocene14
Oligocene16
Miocene18
Pliocene20
Pleistocene22
Other creatures of the Cenozoic era24
Mammal deposits26
Reconstruction
Reconstructions from fossils28
Behavior
How we know30
What they ate32
Social behavior34
Classification36
Mammal groupings38
The Mammals
Prehistoric profiles40
Reptiles into Mammals
Mammal-like reptiles42
Cynodonts-"near-mammals"44
Primitive Mammals
Mesozoic mammals46
Marsupials48
Kangaroos50
Australian marsupials52
Wombats54
South American marsupials56
Primitive Placentals
Eomaia58
Aardvarks59
Desmostylians
Sea cows and relatives60
Proboscids
Deinotheres62
Gomphotheres64
True mastodons66
Elephantids68
Mammoths70
Embrithopods
Arsinoitheres74
Edentates
Sloths78
Glyptodonts80
Rodents82
Primates
Early primates84
Monkeys86
Apes88
Australopithecines90
Paranthropus94
Homo erectus96
Homo antecessor98
Neandertals100
Homo sapiens101
Insectivores102
Bats104
Creodonts108
Carnivores
Bear-dogs110
Dogs112
Bears116
Seals and relatives118
Mustelids119
Nimravids120
Civets121
Cats122
Xenosmilus124
Smilodon126
Hyenas130
Early ungulates132
Dinocerates134
Whales
Primitive whales136
Whales138
Cloven-hoofed Mammals
Entelodonts142
Hippopotamids146
Pigs148
Camels and relatives150
Deer and relatives152
Deer154
Antelope156
Cattle and bison158
Bison160
South American Ungulates
Notoungulates162
Litopterns164
Astrapotheres168
Perissodactyls
Palaeotheres170
Rhinoceroses172
Indricotheres174
Chalicotheres176
Early horses178
Later horses180
Brontotheres184
Reference
Museums/Glossary188
Index190

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