Journal of Mammalian Evolution

, Volume 24, Issue 1, pp 1–3 | Cite as

Cenozoic Evolution of TRopical-Equatorial MAmmals (TREMA)–an Introduction to the Symposium Proceedings Volume

  • Pierre-Olivier AntoineEmail author
  • François Pujos
Brief Communication


This special issue of the Journal of Mammalian Evolution coincides with the proceedings from a symposium held in conjunction with the 4th International Palaeontological Congress (IPC4, Mendoza, Argentina; September 28, 2014), entitled “Cenozoic evolution of TRopical-Equatorial MAmmals,” and abbreviated as TREMA. In this short introduction to the symposium proceedings, in which we present the contents of the current issue, we discuss the pivotal role of the mammalian fossil record at low latitudes for understanding the origin, structural organization, and dynamics of present mammalian biodiversity.


Mammalian evolution Paleotropics Neotropics TREMA IPC4 



We would like to acknowledge the Editor-in-chief, John R. Wible, and the former Book Review Editor Timothy J. Gaudin of the Journal of Mammalian Evolution, for inviting this special issue; we are grateful to all the reviewers and contributors of the present issue, to all the contributors, and all the attendants of the TREMA Symposium in Mendoza, and to the ECOS-FonCyT programme.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution, CNRS, IRD, EPHEUniversité de MontpellierMontpellierFrance
  2. 2.IANIGLACCT–CONICET–MendozaMendozaArgentina

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