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Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology

Late Cenozoic Yushe Basin, Shanxi Province, China: Geology and Fossil Mammals

Volume II: Small Mammal Fossils of Yushe Basin

Editors: Flynn, Lawrence, Wu, Wen-Yu (Eds.)

  • Increases the understanding of evolution of Yushe Basin's faunas as paleobiological communities
  • Presents the small mammal fossil record of this region in the biostratigraphic framework dated by magnetostratigraphy
  • Demonstrates advances in micromammal paleontology that centers around the principle of attention to biostratigraphic detail
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This volume focuses on small mammal fossils from extinct Asian faunas of about 1 to 7 million years ago in North China.  These played a role in the emergence of vertebrate paleontology as a modern science in that country. This second volume of the sub-series Late Cenozoic Yushe Basin, Shanxi Province, China: Geology and Fossil Mammals in the Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology book series deals with a rich microfauna fossil record; megafauna follow in subsequent volumes.

 

This research on Yushe Basin fossils provides a view of changes in northeast Asian terrestrial faunas during the Late Neogene, and therefore is a key to the biochronology for a vast part of the continent. The faunas recovered by the multinational team working in this region represent changes in small mammal communities of the Yushe Basin, revealed on a finer time scale that has not been achieved previously. Detailed systematic studies on small mammal groups proceeded under the care of specialists are outlined in the chapters of this volume. Paleontologists, ecologists and evolutionary biologists will find this book appealing.

About the authors

Dr. Lawrence J. Flynn is Assistant Director of the American School of Prehistoric Research at the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 
Dr. Wen-Yu Wu is a researcher at the Laboratory of Paleomammalogy, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Small Mammal Exploration in Yushe Basin, Shanxi Province

    Flynn, Lawrence J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • The Lipotyphla of Yushe Basin

    Flynn, Lawrence J. (et al.)

    Pages 11-26

  • The Bats of Yushe

    Flynn, Lawrence J.

    Pages 27-30

  • The Lagomorphs (Ochotonidae, Leporidae) of Yushe Basin

    Wu, Wen-Yu (et al.)

    Pages 31-57

  • Yushe Squirrels (Sciuridae, Rodentia)

    Qiu, Zhu-Ding

    Pages 59-69

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eBook $99.00
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-024-1049-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Late Cenozoic Yushe Basin, Shanxi Province, China: Geology and Fossil Mammals
Book Subtitle
Volume II: Small Mammal Fossils of Yushe Basin
Editors
  • Lawrence Flynn
  • Wen-Yu Wu
Series Title
Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-024-1050-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-024-1050-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-024-1049-5
Series ISSN
1877-9077
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 227
Number of Illustrations and Tables
76 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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