Volume 4 1985

The Great American Biotic Interchange

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ISBN: 978-1-4684-9183-8 (Print) 978-1-4684-9181-4 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

  2. The Framework: An Overview

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-16

      A Kaleidoscope of Plates, Faunal and Floral Dispersals, and Sea Level Changes

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      Pages 17-48

      Caribbean Plate Relative Motions

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      Pages 49-85

      Geochronology and Land-Mammal Biochronology of the Transamerican Faunal Interchange

  3. In the Beginning: A Cretaceous-Paleogene View

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 87-87

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      Pages 89-121

      Mesozoic and Cenozoic Plate Evolution of the Caribbean Region

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      Pages 123-137

      South American Mammals in the Paleocene of North America

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      Pages 139-197

      Herpetofaunas of North and South America during the Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic: Evidence for Interchange?

  4. In Isolation: A Tertiary View

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 199-199

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      Pages 201-217

      Main Pathways of Mammalian Diversification in North America

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      Pages 219-247

      Main Pathways of Mammalian Diversification in South America

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      Pages 249-266

      South American Ungulate Evolution and Extinction

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      Pages 267-282

      Northern Waif Primates and Rodents

  5. The Great Interchange: A Close View

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 283-283

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      Pages 285-301

      Caribbean Tectonics from a Paleomagnetic Perspective

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      Pages 303-324

      Sea Level, Climate, and the Central American Land Bridge

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      Pages 325-355

      History and Development of the Marine Invertebrate Faunas Separated by the Central American Isthmus

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 357-386

      Late Cenozoic Mammal Dispersals between the Americas

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      Pages 387-424

      Fossil and Recent Avifaunas and the Interamerican Interchange

  6. After the Interchange: The Present View

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 425-425

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      Pages 427-452

      Plants, Their Pollinating Bees, and the Great American Interchange

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      Pages 453-473

      Patterns of Distribution of the Central American Ichthyofauna

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      Pages 475-487

      The American Herpetofauna and the Interchange

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      Book Chapter

      Pages 489-520

      Mammal Faunas of Xeric Habitats and the Great American Interchange

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 521-532