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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


The earliest stone tools: their implications for an understanding of the activities and behaviour of late Pliocene hominids

J.W.K. Harris and S.D. Capaldo

in The Use of Tools by Human and Non-human Primates

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198522638
eISBN:
9780191688652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198522638.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter gives a preliminary review of new findings from older archaeological occurrences as evidence for the movements and activities of tool-using hominids dating from the late Pliocene between ... More


Volcanic Record of the Adu-Asa Formation

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

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/9780520254404.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines the Mio-Pliocene volcanic materials exposed along the western margin of the Middle Awash area, with a primary focus on the late Miocene deposits of the Adu-Asa Formation. 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


Hominini

Laura M. Maclatchy, Jeremy Desilva, William J. Sanders, and Bernard Wood

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/9780520257214.003.0025
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The late Miocene-Pliocene emergence of the Hominini coincides with considerable mammalian faunal turnover in Africa, including the endemic radiation of groups such as ruminants, suids, and ... More


Cervidae

Alan W. Gentry

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/9780520257214.003.0040
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Cervidae are pecoran ruminants in which most species have branched deciduous antlers inserted on the frontals. They are usually found in mesic and/or somewhat wooded habitats, and their teeth tend to ... More


Stable Carbon and Oxygen Isotopes in East African Mammals: Modern and Fossil

Thure E. Cerling, John M. Harris, Meave G. Leakey, Benjamin H. Passey, and Naomi E. Levin

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/9780520257214.003.0048
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Stable isotopes have become an important tool to study diets and behavior of fossil mammals, but the path to acceptance has been long and arduous. Phosphate studies apply only to oxygen isotopes and ... More


Results and Discussion

Yuri. L. R. Leite

in Evolution and Systematics of the Atlantic Tree Rats, Genus Phyllomys (Rodentia, Echimyidae), With Description of Two New Species

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098497
eISBN:
9780520916074
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098497.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

It is possible to modernize some events in the biogeographic history of Phyllomys using the phylogenetic results based on cyt b sequences. The molecular clock was unfortunately rejected when ... More


Review of the Litho-, Bio-, and Chronostratigraphy in the Nihewan Basin, Hebei, China

Bao-Quan Cai, Shao-Hua Zheng, Joseph C. Liddicoat, and Qiang Li

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/9780231150125.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter reviews studies of the lithography, biostratigraphy, and chronostratigraphy in the Nihewan Basin, Hebei, China since the 1920s when vertebrate fossils first were found. Cenozoic ... 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


Pliocene Land Mammals of Japan

Ryohei Nakagawa, Yoshinari Kawamura, and Hiroyuki Taruno

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/9780231150125.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter examines the taxonomy and biostratigraphy of Pliocene land mammals in Japan, along with their faunal and evolutionary implications. Pliocene land mammal fossils from Japan are rather ... More


Neogene Mammal Biostratigraphy and Chronology of Greece

George D. Koufos

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/9780231150125.003.0028
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter investigates the biostratigraphy and chronology of the Neogene land mammals of Greece. One of the first discovered Greek Neogene mammal localities is Pikermi (Attica, near Athens) found ... More


Biogeography of Central American Mammals: Patterns and Processes

Ana Laura Almendra and Duke S. Rogers (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/9780226649214.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Central America contains a disproportionate amount of biodiversity owing to its complex topography and geologic history and its position between the Nearctic and Neotropical realms. The understanding ... More


Speciation in Amazonia: Patterns and Predictions of A Network of Hypotheses

Cibele R. Bonvicino and Marcelo Weksler (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/9780226649214.003.0012
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Recent work on the phylogeographic patterns of Amazonian organisms and a better understanding of the geologic history of the region have enabled scientists to specify and test the spatial, temporal, ... More


The shifting landscape of genes since the Pliocene: terrestrial phylogeography in the Greater Cape Floristic Region

Krystal A. Tolley, Rauri C.K. Bowie, G. John Measey, Benjamin W. Price, and Félix Forest

in Fynbos: Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation of a Megadiverse Region

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199679584
eISBN:
9780191791949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199679584.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Present day genetic diversity within the Greater Cape Floristic Region (GCFR) is attributed to diversification during the Pliocene (5–2.5 Ma) and Pleistocene (2.5 Ma–20,000), due to the substantial ... More


The Full Extent

J. S. Weiner and Chris Stringer

in The Piltdown Forgery: Fiftieth Anniversary edition, with a new Introduction and Afterword by Chris Stringer

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198607809
eISBN:
9780191916755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198607809.003.0012
Subject:
Archaeology, History and Theory of Archaeology

Almost any single one of the techniques employed in the investigations suffices to reveal the elaborateness of the deception which was perpetrated at Piltdown. The anatomical examination, the tests ... More


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