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Stratigraphic Paleobiology: Understanding the Distribution of Fossil Taxa in Time and Space

Mark E. Patzkowsky and Steven M. Holland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226649375
eISBN:
9780226649399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649399.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This book focuses on the interpretation of the fossil record that has been exemplified by the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) controversy, and it has been repeated countless times across a wide array of ... More


Evolution and Biogeography of Primates: A New Model Based on Molecular Phylogenetics, Vicariance, and Plate Tectonics

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/9780520271968.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

A new model of primate evolution is presented, based on recent molecular phylogenies of the group. The phylogenetic and geographic breaks at the Atlantic Ocean (isolating New World monkeys) and at ... More


Paleogene Radiations

Hernán López-Fernández and James S. Albert

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/9780520268685.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter evaluates the central role of Paleogene geological and climactic events on the early diversification of the dominant fish clades. It reviews evidence for the hypothesis that Paleocene ... More


The Cenozoic Era: Paleogene and Neogene Periods (65–2.6 Ma)

Kristina A. Schierenbeck

in Phylogeography of California

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520278875
eISBN:
9780520959248
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520278875.003.0003
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

Most of western California was still underwater during the Paleogene, as evidenced by marine fossils, but continued to form and emerge throughout the Cenozoic. Fossil evidence indicates the first ... More


Chronology of Paleogene Mammal Localities

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/9780520257214.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The Afro-Arabian fossil record of Paleogene evolution of mammals is poor compared with those from northern continents, but it is steadily improving. Age constraints on early African mammal localities ... More


Macroscelidea

Patricia A. Holroyd

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/9780520257214.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The distribution and broader relationships of the Macroscelidea, or sengis, have been the subject of two recent reviews that discuss their interrelationships and the relationships of the order to ... 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


Paleogene Prosimians

Marc Godinot

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/9780520257214.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The term prosimians is a grouping of all the primates that are outside the anthropoidean, or simian, clade. The suborder Strepsirrhini, which includes two infraorders, Adapiformes and Lemuriformes, ... More


Paleogene Anthropoids

Erik R. Seiffert, Elwyn L. Simons, John G. Fleagle, and Marc Godinot

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/9780520257214.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Anthropoid primates were among the most common members of Afro-Arabian mammal faunas during the late Paleogene, and they may have been present on that landmass as early as the late Paleocene. ... More


Fragments and Gaps: The Fossil Record

Nancy B. Simmons, Gregg F. Gunnell, and Nicolas J. Czaplewski

in Phyllostomid Bats: A Unique Mammalian Radiation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780226696126
eISBN:
9780226696263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226696263.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

While modern molecular phylogenetic studies can provide a framework for understanding relationships of phyllostomids to one another and their close relatives, it is only the fossil record that can ... More


North Atlantic Land Bridge: Northeastern North America, Greenland, Iceland, Arctic Islands, Northwestern Europe

Alan Graham

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

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226544151
eISBN:
9780226544328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226544328.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

The North Atlantic Land Bridge was relatively continuous during the late Cretaceous and Paleogene with warm and moist climates allowing for migration of tropical to warm-temperate elements between ... More


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