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The Resource A brief history of South American Metatherians : evolutionary contexts and intercontinental dispersals, Francisco J. Goin, Michael O. Woodburne, Ana Natalia Zimicz, Gabrial M. Martin, Laura Chornogubsky

A brief history of South American Metatherians : evolutionary contexts and intercontinental dispersals, Francisco J. Goin, Michael O. Woodburne, Ana Natalia Zimicz, Gabrial M. Martin, Laura Chornogubsky

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A brief history of South American Metatherians : evolutionary contexts and intercontinental dispersals
Title
A brief history of South American Metatherians
Title remainder
evolutionary contexts and intercontinental dispersals
Statement of responsibility
Francisco J. Goin, Michael O. Woodburne, Ana Natalia Zimicz, Gabrial M. Martin, Laura Chornogubsky
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book summarizes major aspects of the evolution of South American metatherians, including their epistemologic, phylogenetic, biogeographic, faunal, tectonic, paleoclimatic, and metabolic contexts. A brief overview of the evolution of each major South American lineage ("Ameridelphia", Sparassodonta, Didelphimorphia, Paucituberculata, Microbiotheria, and Polydolopimorphia) is provided. It is argued that due to physiological constraints, metatherian evolution closely followed the conditions imposed by global temperatures. In general terms, during the Paleocene and the early Eocene multiple radiations of metatherian lineages occurred, with many adaptive types exploiting insectivorous, frugivorous, and omnivorous adaptive zones. In turn, a mixture of generalized and specialized types, the latter mainly exploiting carnivorous and granivorous-folivorous adaptive zones, characterized the second half of the Cenozoic. In both periods, climate was the critical driver of their radiation and turnovers
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Dewey number
551.7/8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Goin, Francisco,
  • Woodburne, Michael O.,
  • Zimicz, Ana Natalia,
  • Martin, Gabriel M.,
  • Chornogubsky, Laura,
Series statement
Springer earth system sciences
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  • Paleogeography
  • Paleontology
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A brief history of South American Metatherians : evolutionary contexts and intercontinental dispersals, Francisco J. Goin, Michael O. Woodburne, Ana Natalia Zimicz, Gabrial M. Martin, Laura Chornogubsky
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Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. South American Living Metatherians: Physiological Ecology and Constraints -- 3. Dispersal of Vertebrates from between the Americas, Antarctica, and Australia in the Late Cretaceous and Early Cenozoic -- 4. Evolutionary Contexts -- 5. Phylogeny and Diversity of South American Metatherians -- 6. Paleobiology and Adaptations of Paleogene Metatherians -- 7. Milestones in the Evolution of South American Metatherians
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ocn925521898
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401774208
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unknown
Other physical details
color illustrations
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)925521898
Label
A brief history of South American Metatherians : evolutionary contexts and intercontinental dispersals, Francisco J. Goin, Michael O. Woodburne, Ana Natalia Zimicz, Gabrial M. Martin, Laura Chornogubsky
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. South American Living Metatherians: Physiological Ecology and Constraints -- 3. Dispersal of Vertebrates from between the Americas, Antarctica, and Australia in the Late Cretaceous and Early Cenozoic -- 4. Evolutionary Contexts -- 5. Phylogeny and Diversity of South American Metatherians -- 6. Paleobiology and Adaptations of Paleogene Metatherians -- 7. Milestones in the Evolution of South American Metatherians
Control code
ocn925521898
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789401774208
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
color illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)925521898

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