Evolution of South American Mammalian Predators During the Cenozoic: Paleobiogeographic and Paleoenvironmental Contingencies

  • Francisco J. Prevosti
  • Analía M. Forasiepi

Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Francisco Juan Prevosti, Analia M. Forasiepi
    Pages 1-16
  3. Francisco Juan Prevosti, Analia M. Forasiepi
    Pages 17-38
  4. Francisco Juan Prevosti, Analia M. Forasiepi
    Pages 39-84
  5. Francisco Juan Prevosti, Analia M. Forasiepi
    Pages 85-136
  6. Francisco Juan Prevosti, Analia M. Forasiepi
    Pages 137-154

About this book

Introduction

This book summarizes the evolution of carnivorous mammals in the Cenozoic of South America. It presents paleontological information on the two main mammalian carnivorous groups in South America; Metatheria and Eutheria. The topics include the origin, systematics, phylogeny, paleoecology and evolution of the Sparassodonta and Carnivora. The book is based on a wide variety of published sources from the last few decades.

Keywords

Diversity Evolution Paleoecology Paleontology Systematics

Authors and affiliations

  • Francisco J. Prevosti
    • 1
  • Analía M. Forasiepi
    • 2
  1. 1.Departamento de Ciencias BásicasMuseo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales "Bernardino Rivadavia", 1405, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Universidad Nacional de LujánLujánArgentina
  2. 2.IANIGLA, CCT-CONICETMendozaArgentina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-03701-1
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-03700-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-03701-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-9545
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-9553
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