Systematics, Paleobiology, and Evolution of the Family Equidae
By (author) Bruce J. MacFadden
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Fossil Horses by Bruce J. MacFadden
Book DescriptionThe family Equidae have an extensive fossil record spanning the last 58 million years, and the evolution of the horse has frequently been used as a classic example of long-term evolution. In recent years, however, there have been many important discoveries of fossil horses, and these, in conjunction with such new methods as cladistics, and techniques like precise geochronology, have allowed us to achieve a much greater understanding of the evolution and biology of this important group. This book synthesizes the large body of data and research relevant to an understanding of fossil horses from several disciplines including biology, geology and palaeontology. Using horses as the central theme, the author weaves together in the text such topics as modern geochronology, palaeobiogeography, climate change, evolution and extinction, functional morphology, and population biology during the Cenozoic period.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521477086
(263mm x 184mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Jun-1994
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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