Topics in Geobiology

Neogene Paleontology of the Manonga Valley, Tanzania

A Window into the Evolutionary History of East Africa

Editors: Harrison, Terry (Ed.)

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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.

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`This book contains a considerable amount of new data on the paleotology, geology, and evolutionary history of the important late Miocene-early Manonga Valley locality in East Africa, and as such it will be of great interest to paleobiologists, geologists, and all with an interest in mammalian evolution.'
Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 1997, 4(4)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: Paleontological and Geological Research in the Manonga Valley, Tanzania

    Harrison, Terry (et al.)

    Pages 1-32

  • Detailed Stratigraphy of the Neogene Sediments at Tinde and Other Localities in the Central Manonga Basin

    Verniers, Jacques

    Pages 33-65

  • Mineralogy of the Wembere-Manonga Formation, Manonga Valley, Tanzania, and the Possible Provenance of the Sediments

    Mutakyahwa, Medard

    Pages 67-78

  • Paleoecology and Taphonomy of Fossil Localities in the Manonga Valley, Tanzania

    Harrison, Terry

    Pages 79-105

  • Fossil Ruminants (Mammalia) from the Manonga Valley, Tanzania

    Gentry, Alan W.

    Pages 107-135

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neogene Paleontology of the Manonga Valley, Tanzania
Book Subtitle
A Window into the Evolutionary History of East Africa
Editors
  • Terry Harrison
Series Title
Topics in Geobiology
Series Volume
14
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-2683-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-2683-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-45471-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3265-5
Series ISSN
0275-0120
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 418
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