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Main Pathways of Mammalian Diversification in North America

  • S. David Webb
Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 4)

Abstract

The North American record of land mammals is the most thoroughly documented continental fauna in the world. Yet each year sees many new taxa and new distributional records come to light, clearly indicating that the known records have not yet begun to approach an asymptote. Indeed, the advent of screenwashing three decades ago has rejuvenated the success rate of paleontologists working in “unproductive” sediments, adding volumes of new documentation concerning small sized mammals such as insectivores, bats, and rodents.

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North America Late Cretaceous Late Eocene Immigrant Genus Mammal Fauna 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. David Webb
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  1. 1.Florida State MuseumUniversity of FloridaGainsevilleUSA

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