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Mesozoic Mammals from South America and Their Forerunners

Authors: Rougier, Guillermo, Martinelli, Agustin, Forasiepi, Analía M.

  • No other book covers the early evolution of mammals in South America in detail
  • Early mammalian evolution is a topic that currently enjoys great popularity in the scientific and lay community, serving as an example of evolution and as part of the dynamic transformation of past communities
  • The authors are at the forefront of the discipline, having personally and directly collected, described and published many of the forms included in the book
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About this book

This book summarizes the most relevant published paleontological information, supplemented by our own original work, on the record of Mesozoic mammals’ evolution, their close ancestors and their immediate descendants. Mammals evolved in a systematically diverse world, amidst a dynamic geography that is at the root of the 6,500 species living today. Fossils of Mesozoic mammals, while rare and often incomplete, are key to understanding how mammals have evolved over more than 200 million years. Mesozoic mammals and their close relatives occur in a few  dozen localities from Argentina, Brazil, Chile,  Bolivia, and Peru spanning from the Mid- Triassic to the Late Cretaceous, with some lineages surviving the cataclysmic end of the Cretaceous period, into the Cenozoic of Argentina. There are roughly 25 recognized mammalian species distributed in several distinctive lineages, including australosphenidans, multituberculates, gondwanatherians, eutriconodonts, amphilestids and dryolestoids, among others. With its focus on diversity, systematics, phylogeny, and their impact on the evolution of mammals, there is no similar book currently available.

Buy this book

eBook 106,99 €
price for France (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • à paraître: 2 mars 2021
  • ISBN 978-3-030-63862-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 137,14 €
price for France (gross)
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mesozoic Mammals from South America and Their Forerunners
Authors
Series Title
Springer Earth System Sciences
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-63862-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-63862-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-63860-3
Series ISSN
2197-9596
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 388
Number of Illustrations
81 b/w illustrations, 56 illustrations in colour
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