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Title Carnivoran evolution : new views on phylogeny, form, and function / edited by Anjali Goswami and Anthony Friscia

Publ Info Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
 RWU Main Library  QE882.C15 C365 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  QE882 C15 C365 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xiii, 492 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Cambridge studies in morphology and molecules
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction to carnivora / Anjali Goswami -- Phylogeny of the carnivora and carnivoramorpha, and the use of the fossil record to enhance understanding of evolutionary transformations / John J. Flynn, John A. Finarelli and Michelle Spaulding -- Phylogeny of the viverridae and 'viverrid-like' feliforms / Geraldine Veron -- Molecular and morphological evidence for ailuridae and a review of its genera / Michael Morlo and Stéphane Peigné -- The influence of character correlations on phylogenetic analyses: a case study of the carnivoran cranium / Anjali Goswami and P. David Polly -- What's the difference?: a multiphasic allometric analysis of fossil and living lions / Matthew H. Benoit -- Evolution in carnivora: identifying a morphological bias / Jill A. Holliday -- The biogeography of carnivore ecomorphology / Lars Werdelin and Gina D. Wesley-Hunt -- Comparative ecomorphology and biogeography of herpestidae and viverridae (carnivora) in Africa and Asia / Gina D. Wesley-Hunt, Reihaneh Dehghani and Lars Werdelin -- Ecomorphological analysis of carnivore guilds in the Eocene through Miocene of Laurasia / Michael Morlo, Gregg F. Gunnell and Doris Nagel -- Ecomorphology of North American Eocene carnivores: evidence for competition between carnivorans and creodonts / Anthony R. Friscia and Blaire Van Valkenburgh -- Morphometric analysis of cranial morphology in pinnipeds (mammalia, carnivora): convergence, ecology, ontogeny, and dimorphism / Katrina E. Jones and Anjali Goswami -- Tiptoeing through the trophics: geographic variation in carnivoran locomotor ecomorphology in relation to environment / P. David Polly -- Interpreting sabretooth cat (carnivora; felidae; machairodontinae) postcranial morphology in light of scaling patterns in felids / Margaret E. Lewis and Michael R. Lague -- Cranial mechanics of mammalian carnivores: recent advances using a finite element approach / Stephen Wroe
LC subject Carnivora -- Evolution
Carnivora -- Morphology
Carnivora -- Phylogeny
Add Author Goswami, Anjali
Friscia, Anthony
ISBN 9780521515290 (hardback)
0521515297 (hardback)
9780521735865 (pbk.)
0521735866 (pbk.)