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Tubulidentata

Thomas Lehmann

in Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254404
eISBN:
9780520942509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254404.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Tubulidentata is currently represented by a single extant species—Orycteropus afer, the aardvark. They are the largest African anteaters. This chapter focuses on the identification and description of ... More


Prionogalidae (Mammalia Incertae Sedis)

Lars Werdelin and Susanne M. Cote

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/9780520257214.003.0027
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Priongale breviceps is a very small mammal with carnivorous adaptations described by Schmidt-Kittler and Heizmann (1991) on the basis of fragmentary craniodental material from a number of early ... More


Geochronology

Paul R. Renne, Leah E. Morgan, Giday Woldegabriel, William K. Hart, and Yohannes Haile-Selassie

in Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254404
eISBN:
9780520942509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254404.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

40Ar/39Ar dating has been applied extensively to volcanic units of late Miocene to Pleistocene age in the Middle Awash study area, and is the most important dating method applied to these deposits. ... More


The North American Pronghorn

George C. Frison

in Survival by Hunting: Prehistoric Human Predators and Animal Prey

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231900
eISBN:
9780520927964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231900.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the pronghorn antelopes in North America during the prehistoric period. The fossil record of antilocaprids in North America extends back into the Miocene with forms ... More


A Restless Decade

Barbara R. Stein

in On Her Own Terms: Annie Montague Alexander and the Rise of Science in the American West

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227262
eISBN:
9780520926387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227262.003.0018
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter studies the period when Alexander and Kellogg were forced to stay in Innisfail Ranch. This due to the First World War, as well as a number of issues they needed to attend to at the ... More


Biogeography of New World Monkeys

Michael Heads

in Molecular Panbiogeography of the Tropics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271968
eISBN:
9780520951808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271968.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The eight widespread clades of New World monkeys are examined, and the distributional breaks in the clades are compared. The breaks and overlaps are related to the Cretaceous and Cenozoic tectonics ... More


The brain of the first hominids

Phillip V. Tobias

in Origins of the Human Brain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198523901
eISBN:
9780191689048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198523901.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter attempts to trace the stages of the brain evolution of the first hominids. Molecular biological studies set the emergence of the family of Hominidae as a late Miocene phenomenon, about ... More


Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia

Yohannes Haile-Selassie (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254404
eISBN:
9780520942509
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254404.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The second volume in a series dedicated to fossil discoveries made in the Afar region of Ethiopia, this work contains description of the geological context and paleoenvironment of the early hominid ... More


Introduction

Yohannes Haile-Selassie and Giday Woldegabriel

in Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254404
eISBN:
9780520942509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254404.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book addresses the geology, geochronology, paleontology, paleogeography, paleobiochronology, and paleoecology of the Middle Awash late Miocene. It synthesizes vertebrate evolution in eastern ... More


Carnivora

Yohannes Haile-Selassie and F. Clark Howell

in Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254404
eISBN:
9780520942509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254404.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter describes the Middle Awash carnivore fauna, which represents one of the most diverse in the latest Miocene of eastern Africa. At least 15 genera in seven families are recognized from the ... More


The Biogeography of Marine Incursions in South America

Devin D. Bloom and Nathan R. Lovejoy

in Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268685
eISBN:
9780520948501
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268685.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter examines the biogeography of marine incursions in South America. It summarizes evidence for marine incursions into the continental interior during the Miocene period and considers the ... More


Suidae

Yohannes Haile-Selassie

in Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254404
eISBN:
9780520942509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254404.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses the phylogenetic relationships among African suids. It describes cranial and dentognathic suid remains from the late Miocene of the Middle Awash study area. The available ... More


Paleobiogeography

Raymond L. Bernor, Lorenzo Rook, and Yohannes Haile-Selassie

in Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254404
eISBN:
9780520942509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254404.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter conducts comparative biogeographic analyses to examine how much the Middle Awash fauna resembles faunas from other localities of similar age at the genus level. The results indicate that ... More


Biochronology, Faunal Turnover, and Evolution

Yohannes Haile-Selassie, Tim White, Raymond L. Bernor, Lorenzo Rook, and Elisabeth S. Vrba

in Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254404
eISBN:
9780520942509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254404.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The Middle Awash late Miocene faunal assemblages document diverse evolutionary trajectories for mammalian species across the Miocene-Pliocene boundary. The assemblages indicate a number of ... More


Conclusions

Yohannes Haile-Selassie and Giday Woldegabriel

in Ardipithecus kadabba: Late Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254404
eISBN:
9780520942509
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254404.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This concluding chapter summarizes the importance of the Middle Awash late Miocene faunal assemblages in terms of their contribution toward our understanding of the diversity, evolutionary history, ... More


Chronology of Neogene Mammal Localities

Lars Werdelin

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/9780520257214.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

While the Neogene record of fossil mammals in Africa is considerably more substantial than that of the Paleogene, it remains far from the relative completeness of the record in, for example, Europe ... More


Later Tertiary Lorisiformes

Terry Harrison

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/9780520257214.003.0020
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The lorisiformes are a group of strepsirrhine primates, comprising the extant galagos and lorisids, that are included together in the superfamily Lorisoidea. They share with other crown ... More


Cercopithecoidea

Nina G. Jablonski and Stephen Frost

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/9780520257214.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Old World monkeys are some of the most common and visible components of the modern mammalian fauna of Africa, and are the dominant nonhuman primates in Africa today with respect to the overall ... More


Creodonta

Margaret E. Lewis and Michael Morlo

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/9780520257214.003.0026
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The order Creodonta was first named by Cope (1875) and removed from its original placement in the order Carnivora. Some researchers still maintain that creodonts and carnivorans (or ... More


Neogene Insectivora

Percy M. Butler

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/9780520257214.003.0029
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The order Insectivora was formerly used to comprise a miscellany of eutherians with primitive characters, thought to be relatively little modified descendants from the ancestral eutherian stock. ... More


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