Body Size in Mammalian Paleobiology
Estimation and Biological Implications
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Body Size in Mammalian Paleobiology by John Damuth
Book DescriptionThere is a growing interest in the biological implications of body size in animals. This parameter is now being used to make inferences and predictions about not only the habits and habitat of a particular species, but also as a way to understand patterns and biases in the fossil record. This valuable collection of essays presents and evaluates techniques of body-mass estimation and reviews current and potential applications of body-size estimates in paleobiology. Coverage is particularly detailed for carnivores, primates and ungulates, but information is also presented on marsupials, rodents and proboscideans. Body Size in Mammalian Paleobiology will prove useful to researchers and graduate students in paleontology, mammalogy, ecology and evolution programmes. It is designed to be both a practical handbook for researchers making and using body-size estimates, and a sourcebook of ideas for applying body size to paleontological problems and directions for future research.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521360999
(204mm x 159mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 30-Nov-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Damuth
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Evaluates techniques of body-mass estimation and reviews current and potential applications of body-size estimates in paleobiology.
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