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Contributions to this volume detail paleontologic research in Manonga Valley, and shed important light on the evolutionary development of eastern Africa. Chapters provide novel insights into the taxonomy, paleobiology, ecology, and zoogeographic relationships of African faunas, as well as lay the foundation for future geological, paleontological, and paleoecological studies in this important area. The book concludes with a discussion of the importance of investigations on broader geographical sites, including the Manonga Valley, for human evolution research. The text is supported by 143 illustrations.
Introduction: Paleontological and Geological Research in the Manonga Valley, Tanzania; T. Harrison, M.L. Mbago. Detailed Stratigraphy of the Neogene Sediments at Tinde and Other Localities in the Central Manonga Basin; J. Verniers. Mineralogy of the Wembere-Manonga Formation, Manonga Valley, Tanzania, and the Possible Provenance of the Sediments; M. Mutakyahwa. Fossil Suids from the Manonga Valley, Tanzania; L.C. Bishop. Later Neogene Hipparions from the Manonga Valley, Tanzania; R.L. Bernor, M. Armour-Chelu. Fossil Proboscidea from the Wembere-Manonga Formation, Manonga Valley, Tanzania; W.J. Sanders. Systematics, Paleobiogeography, and Paleoenvironmental Significance of Rodents from the Ibole Member, Manonga Valley, Tanzania; A.J. Winkler. Fossil Fish from the Manonga Valley, Tanzania: Description, Paleoecology and Biogeographic Relationships; K.M. Stewart. Late Genozoic Freshwater Mollusks of the Wemberre-Manonga Formation, Manonga Valley, Tanzania; D. Van Damme, A. Gautier. Paleontology and Biochronology of Fossil Localities in the Manonga Valley, Tanzania; T. Harrison, E. Baker. Hominid Origins: A View from the Manonga Valley; T. Harrison. Index.