Cenozoic Mammals of Africa by Lars Werdelin

By Lars Werdelin

This tremendous quantity is a transparent and entire evaluate of the African mammalian fossil checklist during the last sixty five million years. Cenozoic Mammals of Africa contains present taxonomic and systematic revisions of all African mammal taxa, distinctive compilations of fossil web site occurrences, and a wealth of data relating to paleobiology, phylogeny, and biogeography. Primates, together with hominins, are rather good coated. The dialogue addresses the systematics of endemic African mammals, components with regards to species richness, and a precis of isotopic details. The paintings additionally offers contextual information regarding Cenozoic African tectonics, chrono stratigraphy of web sites, paleobotany, and worldwide and nearby weather swap. Updating our realizing of this crucial fabric with the wealth of study from the previous 3 many years, this quantity is an important source for somebody attracted to the evolutionary heritage of Africa and the diversification of its mammals.

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1987. Preliminary observations on Carnivora from the Sahabi Formation (Libya); pp. 153-181 in N. T. Boaz, A. El-Arnauti, A. W. Gaziry, J. de Heinzelin, and D. D. ), Neogene Paleontology and Geology of Sahabi. Liss, New York. Howell, F. , G. H. Cole, M. R. Kleindienst, B. J. Szabo, and K. P. Oakley. 1972. Uranium-series dating of bone from the Isimila prehistoric site, Tanzania. Nature 237:51–52. Katoh, S. 2002. Tephrostratigraphic correlation of the Konso and Turkana Basins; pp. 223–225 in G. ), Morphological and Behavioral Evolution of Early Hominids.

On the eastern side of the Awash River, the poorly dated Pliocene Matabaietu Formation is overlain by the Wehaietu Formation, which extends into the middle Pleistocene. On the western side of the Awash River, the Bouri Formation encompasses sediments from the latest Pliocene/earliest Pleistocene (ca. 5 Ma) Hata Mb. , to the late Pleistocene Herto Mb. (Gilbert, 2003). indd 38 Another interesting locality with an extensive fauna is Konso, Ethiopia. At this locality fossils come from a series of dated intervals ranging in age from ca.

Liss, New York. Hendey, Q. B. 1978 Preliminary report on the Miocene vertebrates from Arrisdrift, South West Africa. Annals of the South African Museum 76:1–1. Herries, A. I. , K. E. Reed, K. L. Kuykendall, and A. G. Latham. 2006. Speleology and magnetobiostratigraphic chronology of the Buffalo Cave fossil site, Makapansgat, South Africa. Quaternary Research 66:233–45. , M. G. Leakey, J. D. Kingston, and S. Ward. 2002. 5 Ma in the Tugen Hills succession, Kenya. Journal of Human Evolution 42:75–93.

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