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The longevity and resilience of the Amazon rainforest

Mark Maslin

in Tropical Forests and Global Atmospheric Change

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198567066
eISBN:
9780191717888
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198567066.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

This chapter highlights and explains the impressive story of the persistence of the Amazonian rainforest throughout the Cenozoic. Palaeoclimate and palaeoecological records suggest that the Amazon ... More


Systematics and Evolution of the Sthenurine Kangaroos

Gavin Prideaux

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098459
eISBN:
9780520916050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098459.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This work represents an exhaustive review of one of the most important late Cenozoic radiations of Australian marsupials: the short-faced, or sthenurine kangaroos. Sthenurines originated in the ... More


Land Bridges: Ancient Environments, Plant Migrations, and New World Connections

Alan Graham

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226544151
eISBN:
9780226544328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226544328.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The New World has been connected to and separated from distant lands by five land bridges that during the late Cretaceous and Cenozoic periodically served as barriers and pathways for migration: the ... More


Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

Lars Werdelin (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257214
eISBN:
9780520945425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257214.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This volume is a comprehensive review of the African mammalian fossil record over the past 65 million years. The book includes current taxonomic and systematic revisions of all African mammal taxa, ... More


The Sthenurine Radiation

Gavin J. Prideaux

in Systematics and Evolution of the Sthenurine Kangaroos

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098459
eISBN:
9780520916050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098459.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines sthenurine radiation in Australia during the late Cenozoic period. It reviews the climatic and vegetational regimes prevailing immediately prior to and during sthenurine ... More


Summary and Conclusions

Gavin J. Prideaux

in Systematics and Evolution of the Sthenurine Kangaroos

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098459
eISBN:
9780520916050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098459.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this taxonomic review of the Sthenurine. This study has presented a detailed phylogenetic hypothesis regarding the origin of sthenurines and their ... More


Tectonics and Geomorphology of Africa during the Phanerozoic

Timothy C. Partridge

in Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257214
eISBN:
9780520945425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257214.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The Cenozoic evolution of Africa cannot be comprehended satisfactorily without reference to the early history of the Gondwana supercontinent and the events that occurred during and following its ... More


Global and African Regional Climate during the Cenozoic

Sarah J. Feakins and Peter B. Demenocal

in Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257214
eISBN:
9780520945425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257214.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Many events in global tectonics and high latitude climate had significant effects on Cenozoic climate evolution. This chapter explores three revolutions in climate research that have dramatically ... More


A Review of the Cenozoic Vegetation History of Africa

Bonnie F. Jacobs, Aaron D. Pan, and Christopher R. Scotese

in Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257214
eISBN:
9780520945425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257214.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Mangrove vegetation related to the modern tropical Asian palm, Nypa, was present along Africa's coasts at low latitudes in the Paleocene and Eocene, and pollen evidence of other palms is common. This ... More


Marsupialia

Gregg F. Gunnell

in Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257214
eISBN:
9780520945425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257214.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The fossil record of pouched mammals (cohort Marsupialia) in Africa is extremely limited, although it could be relatively ancient if a tooth described as a marsupial from the Cretaceous of Madagascar ... More


Paleogene “Insectivores”

Erik R. Seiffert

in Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257214
eISBN:
9780520945425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257214.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Paleogene Afro-Arabian placental mammals of “insectivoran” grade — simply known as Paleogene African “insectivores” — have thus far been placed either in endemic African genera (Chambilestes, ... More


Suoidea

Laura C. Bishop

in Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257214
eISBN:
9780520945425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257214.003.0042
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The superfamily Suoidea, to which pigs (Suidae), peccaries (Tayassuidae), and the extinct family Sanitheriidae belong, most likely originated in Europe and Asia during the Eocene. The suoids are the ... More


The Blossoming Earth

Frank H. T. Rhodes

in Origins: The Search for Our Prehistoric Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702440
eISBN:
9781501706233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702440.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

This chapter describes the intimate ties between the early history of animal life and plant life. More broadly, it examines the changing diversity of plant groups through geologic time, and how the ... More


Fossil Mammals of Asia: Neogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology

Mikael Fortelius, Xiaoming Wang, and Lawrence Flynn (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150125
eISBN:
9780231520829
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150125.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This book is devoted to the late Cenozoic (Neogene) mammalian biostratigraphy and geochronology of Asia. It employs cutting-edge biostratigraphic and geochemical dating methods to map the emergence ... More


Late Cenozoic Biostratigraphy of the Linxia Basin, Northwestern China

Tao Deng, Zhan-Xiang Qiu, Ban-Yue Wang, Xiaoming Wang, and Su-Kuan Hou

in Fossil Mammals of Asia: Neogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150125
eISBN:
9780231520829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150125.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter describes the Late Cenozoic biostratigraphy of the Linxia Basin in northwestern China. The Linxia Basin harbors a variety of Late Cenozoic fossils of different plants and animals as well ... More


The Siwaliks and Neogene Evolutionary Biology in South Asia

Lawrence J. Flynn, Everett H. Lindsay, David Pilbeam, S. Mahmood Raza, Michèle E. Morgan, John C. Barry, Catherine E. Badgley, Anna K. Behrensmeyer, I. U. Cheema, Abdul Rahim Rajpar, and Neil D. Opdyke

in Fossil Mammals of Asia: Neogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150125
eISBN:
9780231520829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150125.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter characterizes the Siwaliks and Neogene evolutionary biology in South Asia, paying special attention to the distribution of fossiliferous terrestrial deposits of late Cenozoic age across ... More


Late Cenozoic Mammal Faunas of the Baikalian Region: Composition, Biochronology, Dispersal, and Correlation with Central Asia

Margarita Erbajeva and Nadezhda Alexeeva

in Fossil Mammals of Asia: Neogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150125
eISBN:
9780231520829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150125.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter describes the Late Cenozoic mammal faunas of the Baikalian region, located in the middle of the continental interior of Asia. The Baikalian region includes two areas: Prebaikalia to the ... More


Introduction: Toward a Continental Asian Biostratigraphic and Geochronologic Framework

Xiaoming Wang, Lawrence J. Flynn, and Mikael Fortelius

in Fossil Mammals of Asia: Neogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150125
eISBN:
9780231520829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150125.003.0032
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This book presents a mammalian biostratigraphic framework that provides a global picture of mammalian evolution in Asia in a refined chronological context. Using cutting-edge biostratigraphic and ... More


Cenozoic Andean Faunas: Shedding New Light on South American Mammal Evolution, Biogeography, Environments, and Tectonics

John J. Flynn, Reynaldo Charrier, Darin A. Croft, and Andre R. Wyss (eds)

in Bones, Clones, and Biomes: The History and Geography of Recent Neotropical Mammals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226649191
eISBN:
9780226649214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649214.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

This chapter shows that other areas of the Andes (Colombia and Bolivia in particular) have also produced significant collections of Cenozoic mammals. Smaller collections have come from the Andes of ... More


Evolution of the South American Carnivores (Mammalia, Carnivora): A Paleontological Perspective

Francisco J. Prevosti and Leopoldo H. Soibelzon (eds)

in Bones, Clones, and Biomes: The History and Geography of Recent Neotropical Mammals

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226649191
eISBN:
9780226649214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649214.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

This chapter discusses the timing and pattern of carnivoran arrival and diversification in South America, as evidenced by the paleontological record. Although sampling deficiencies exist, the overall ... More


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