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The Evolution of Artiodactyls

edited by Donald R. Prothero and Scott E. Foss

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An essential reference for anyone working on artiodactyls.

Artiodactyls are diverse and successful hoofed mammals, represented by nearly two hundred living species of pigs, peccaries, hippos, camels, deer, sheep, cattle, giraffes, and other even-toed ungulates.

In the recent years, a tremendous amount of research has been conducted on this important order. The Evolution of Artiodactyls synthesizes this research into a single, comprehensive volume. Here Donald R. Prothero, Scott E. Foss, and a team of distinguished international experts explore a variety of topics, including molecular phylogeny...

An essential reference for anyone working on artiodactyls.

Artiodactyls are diverse and successful hoofed mammals, represented by nearly two hundred living species of pigs, peccaries, hippos, camels, deer, sheep, cattle, giraffes, and other even-toed ungulates.

In the recent years, a tremendous amount of research has been conducted on this important order. The Evolution of Artiodactyls synthesizes this research into a single, comprehensive volume. Here Donald R. Prothero, Scott E. Foss, and a team of distinguished international experts explore a variety of topics, including molecular phylogeny of terrestrial artiodactyls phylogenetic relationships of cetaceans to terrestrial artiodactyls, and the earliest artiodactyls—Diacodexidae, Dichobunidae, Homacodontidae, Leptochoeridae, and Raoellidae.

A landmark reference, The Evolution of Artiodactyls belongs in the library of every paleontologist, mammalogist, and evolutionary biologist.

Contributors: Jean-Renaud Boisserie, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle; Edward Byrd Davis, University of Oregon; Stéphane Ducrocq, Université de Poitiers; Jörg Erfurt, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg; Jonathan H. Geisler, Georgia Southern University; Colin P. Groves, Australian National University; John M. Harris, George C. Page Museum; James G. Honey, University of Colorado, Boulder; Christine M. Janis, Brown University; Fabrice Lihoreau, Université de N'Djaména; Matthew R. Liter, Occidental College; Liu Li-Ping, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, China; Joshua A. Ludtke, San Diego State University; Jonathan D. Marcot, University of Colorado Museum; Grégoire Métais, Carnegie Museum of Natural History; Gertrud E. Rössner, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München; Nikos Solounias, American Museum of Natural History; James Bowie Stevens and Margaret Skeels Stevens, Lamar University; Jessica M. Theodor, University of Calgary; Mark D. Uhen, Cranbrook Institute of Science; Inessa Vislobokova, Russian Academy of Sciences

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Scientifically detailed and professionally produced... Highly recommended.

A solid and valuable resource.

Without a doubt, for anyone working on artiodactyls this is an essential reference. This is the most up to date collection of work on fossil artiodactyls, including those outside North America, published in decades.

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Trim Size
8.5
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11
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384
ISBN
9780801887352
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54 halftones, 67 line drawings
Table of Contents

Acknoledgments
List of Contributors
1. Introduction
2. Molecular Phylogeny of Terrestrial Artiodactyls: Conflicts and Resolution
3. Phylogenetic Relationships of Cetacceans to Terrestrial Artiodactyls
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Acknoledgments
List of Contributors
1. Introduction
2. Molecular Phylogeny of Terrestrial Artiodactyls: Conflicts and Resolution
3. Phylogenetic Relationships of Cetacceans to Terrestrial Artiodactyls
4. The Earliest Artiodactyls: Diacodexeidae, Dichobunidae, Homacodontidae, Leptochoeridae, and Raoellidae
5. Endemic European Paleogene Artiodactyls: Cebochoeridae, Choeropotamidae, Mixtotheriidae, Cainotheriidae, Anoplptheriidae, Xiphontidae, and Amphimerycidae
6. Family Helohyidae
7. Family Anthracotheriidae
8. Family Hippopotamidae
9. Family Entelodontidae
10. Superfamily Suoidae
11. Family Agriochoeridae
12. Family Agriochoeridae
12. Family Merycoidodontidae
13. Family Protoceratidae
14. Family Camelidae
15. Basal Ruminants
16. Family Tragulidae
17. Family Moschidae
18. Family Antilocapridae
19. Family Paleopmerycidae
20. Family Cervidae
21. Family Giraffidae
22. Family Bovidae
23. Artiodactyl Paleoecology and Evolutionary Trends
24. Summary
References
Index

Author Bios
Donald R. Prothero
Featured Contributor

Donald R. Prothero, Ph.D.

Donald R. Prothero is a professor of geology at Occidental College and coeditor or author of many books, including Horns, Tusks, and Flippers: The Evolution of Hoofed Mammals, published by Johns Hopkins; The Evolution of Perissodactyls; and Bringing Fossils to Life: An Introduction to Paleobiology.
Featured Contributor

Scott E. Foss, Ph.D.

Scott E. Foss is the Regional Paleontologist for the Bureau of Land Management in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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