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Rainer R. Pascal Godefroit. A Companion to Paleoanthropology. David R. Evolutionary History of Bats. A series of chapters outline the radiation and phylogenetic relationships of major synapsid lineages and provide direct insight into how bone histological analyses have led to an appreciation of these enigmatic animals as once-living creatures. The penultimate chapter examines the early radiation of mammals from their nonmammalian cynodont ancestors, and the book concludes by engaging the intriguing question of when and where endothermy evolved among the therapsids.
This book brings together a group that has over many years researched various aspects of the evolution and paleobiology of the synapsids. Many of us have collaborated in our research endeavors, and all of us have at some stage shared information and had many hearty discussions about the biology of our distant relatives.
Forerunners of Mammals by ANUSUYA CHINSAMY-TURAN (ebook)
The book comprises eleven chapters. All this is done from a global perspective.
The second chapter of this book deals more specifically with the Karoo Basin of South Africa and documents an unparalleled track record of the evolution and radiation of the therapsids. Here, Karoo paleontologists, Roger Smith and Bruce Rubidge, together with a recent PhD graduate Merrill van der Walt, provide a unique perspective of therapsid biodiversity and paleoenvironmental analysis of the Karoo Basin of South Africa. For the first time, faunal turnover in the Karoo Basin is provided through a lens of absolute numbers of genera and have permitted detailed trophic level analyses for each of the biozones.
The third chapter by yours truly sets the scene for the bone microstructure chapters that follow. The next seven chapters focus on particular synapsid lineages. Each of these chapters is structured to provide a phylogenetic and paleobiological context before delving into the bone microstructure of that particular group. Preview this item Preview this item. Series: Life of the past.
This book discusses the origin and radiation of the synapsids from their sail-backed pelycosaur ancestor to their diverse descendants, the therapsids or mammal-like reptiles, that eventually gave rise to mammals. It further showcases the remarkable evolutionary history of the synapsids in the Karoo Basin of South Africa and the environments that existed at the time.
By highlighting studies of synapsid bone microstructure, it offers a unique perspective of how such s. Read more Show all links. Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this favorite library private. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Reviews Editorial reviews. Publisher Synopsis Forerunners of Mammals will take interested readers beyond the classic jaw-to-ear appreciation of therapsids, towards a deeper appreciation of the ancestry of mammals.
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