Vertebrate Paleontology in the Neotropics: The Miocene Fauna of La Venta, Colombia available in Hardcover
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Because of its unique geographic and temporal position, the La Venta badlands in central Columbia hold special significance for understanding the evolution of vertebrate faunas in South America. John Flynn, Curator of Geology at The Field Museum, and other contributors present detailed information and interpretation about the paleobiology and environment of La Venta animals. Includes taxonomic index.
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About the Author
Richard F. Kay is affiliated with the Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy at Duke University Medical Center. Richard H. Madden is affiliated with the Department of Biological Anthropology and Anatomy at Duke University Medical Center. Richard L. Cifelli is affiliated with the Oklahoma Museum of Natural History at the University of Oklahoma. John J. Flynn is affiliated with the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.
Table of Contents
Part 1 I. Introduction Chapter 2 1. A History of Vertebrate Paleonology in the Magdalena Valley Part 3 II. Geology and Geochronology Chapter 4 2. Stratigraphy, Sedimentary Environments, and the Miocene Uplift of the Columbian Andes Chapter 5 3. Geochronology of the Honda Group Part 6 III. Invertebrates and Fishes Chapter 7 4. Trichodactylid Crabs Chapter 8 5. Freshwater Fishes and Their Paleobiotic Implications Part 9 IV. Reptiles, Amphibians, and Birds Chapter 10 6. Limbless Tetrapods Chapter 11 7. A Reassessment of the Fossil Tupinambinae Chapter 12 8. Crocodilians, Gryposuchus, and the South American Gavials Chapter 13 9. Turtles Chapter 14 10. Birds Part 15 V. Nonprimate Mammals Chapter 16 11. New Clues for Understanding Neogene Marsupial Radiations Chapter 17 12. New Caenolestoid Marsupials Chapter 18 13. Armored Xenarthrans: A Unique Taxonomic and Ecologic Assemblage Chapter 19 14. A New Giant Pampatheriid Armadillo Chapter 20 15. Xenarthrans: Pilosans Chapter 21 16. Locomotor Adaptations in Miocene Xenarthrans Chapter 22 17. Paleobiology and Affinities of Megadolodus Chapter 23 18. Litopterns Chapter 24 19. A New Leontiniid Notoungulate Chapter 25 20. Enamel Microstructure in Notoungulates Chapter 26 21. A New Toxodontid Notoungulate Chapter 27 22. Uruguaytheriine Astrapotheres of Tropical South America Chapter 28 23. Sirenia Chapter 29 24. Rodents Chapter 30 25. Chiroptera Part 31 VI. Primates Chapter 32 26. A New Small Platyrrhine and the Phyletic Position of Callitrichinae Chapter 33 27. Postcranial Skeleton of Laventan Platyrrhines Chapter 34 28. Fossil New World Monkeys Part 35 VII. Summary Chapter 36 29. The Laventan Stage and Age Chapter 37 30. Paleogeography and Paleoecology Chapter 38 Literature Cited Chapter 39 Taxonomic Index