Mammals of South America Volume 1

Species accounts include taxonomic descriptions, synonymies, keys to identification, distributions with maps and a gazetteer of marginal localities, lists of recognized subspecies, brief summaries of natural history information, and ...

Author: Alfred L. Gardner

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226282428

Category: Science

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The vast terrain between Panama and Tierra del Fuego contains some of the world’s richest mammalian fauna, but until now it has lacked a comprehensive systematic reference to the identification, distribution, and taxonomy of its mammals. The first such book of its kind and the inaugural volume in a three-part series, Mammals of South America both summarizes existing information and encourages further research of the mammals indigenous to the region. Containing identification keys and brief descriptions of each order, family, and genus, the first volume of Mammals of South America covers marsupials, shrews, armadillos, sloths, anteaters, and bats. Species accounts include taxonomic descriptions, synonymies, keys to identification, distributions with maps and a gazetteer of marginal localities, lists of recognized subspecies, brief summaries of natural history information, and discussions of issues related to taxonomic interpretations.Highly anticipated and much needed, this book will be a landmark contribution to mammalogy, zoology, tropical biology, and conservation biology.

Mammals of South America Volume 2

Cooperative de Villa Dos Trece [= Kilométyro 213], 26.18333°S, 59.36667°W. T. his volume follows the same protocol used by A. L Gardner for volume 1 of this series on South American mammals, namely, localities are arranged ...

Author: Alfred L. Gardner

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226169576

Category: Nature

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The vast terrain between Panama and Tierra del Fuego contains some of the worlds richest mammalian fauna, but until now it has lacked a comprehensive systematic reference to the identification, distribution, and taxonomy of its mammals. The first such book of its kind, Mammals of South America both summarizes existing information and encourages further research of the mammals indigenous to the region. It includes identification keys and brief descriptions of each order, family, and genus. Species accounts include taxonomic descriptions, synonymies, keys to identification, distributions with maps and a gazetteer of marginal localities, lists of recognized subspecies, brief summaries of natural history information, and discussions of issues related to taxonomic interpretations.

History of Terrestrial Mammals in South America

In: Gardner AL (ed) Mammals of South America. Volume 1. Marsupials, xenarthrans, shrews, and bats. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, pp 1038–1039 Verzi DH, Díaz M, Barquez RM (2015d) Octodontidae. Spalacopus.

Author: Thomas Defler

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319984490

Category: Science

Page: 372

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This book takes a non-technical approach in covering the evolution of South American mammalian fauna throughout geological history, and discusses how South America has changed due to mammalian invasions. Unlike other works on the subject, this book attempts to answer several crucial questions that often go unmentioned together in one cohesive monograph. What was the fauna like before the American interchange? What were the origins of the now-extinct groups when northern species arrived and out-competed them? How did the modern mammalian fauna come into being with such disparate animal groups? This information is given from a historical perspective throughout the book's 15 chapters, and is presented in an easily graspable fashion by mostly avoiding technical language. The book is written for academics, scientists and scholars engaged in paleontology, zoology and evolutionary biology, but may also appeal to a larger audience of general readers interested in mammalian evolution. The book begins with an introduction, describing the tools necessary to interpret the evolutionary history of South American mammals in geological terms and some of the early people who helped found South American mammalian paleontology. Chapter 2 describes the Mesozoic first mammals of Gondwana and what we are learning about them, dominant before the K/T extinction event. Then chapters 3 through 8 cover the Cenozoic, or "Age of Mammals", highlighting the major mammalian groups of South America that replaced the earlier mammals of Gondwana. These groups include the marsupials, native ungulates, the xenarthrans (armadillos, anteaters, sloths), the caviomorphs (rodents), and the platyrrhine monkeys. Chapters 9 and 10 address the Antarctic La Meseta fossils and the Colombian La Venta fossil faunal assemblages. Chapter 11 discusses the neotropical mammals that invaded the Caribbean Islands, and illustrates the influence South America has had on adjacent faunas. Chapter 12 describes the origin of the Amazon River and the role it has played in the evolution of the mammals and other flora and fauna. Chapter 13 tells the story of the Great American Biotic Interchange (GABI), and chapter 14 follows this up with a discussion of the Pleistocene mammal communities and their eventual extinction. Chapter 15 concludes the text by discussing the modern mammals of South America, and how despite the extensive Pleistocene extinctions there is still a lot of mammalian diversity in South America.

Mammals of South America Volume 2

Cooperative de Villa Dos Trece [= Kilométyro 213], 26.18333°S, 59.36667°W. T. his volume follows the same protocol used by A. L Gardner for volume 1 of this series on South American mammals, namely, localities are arranged ...

Author: James L. Patton

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226169606

Category: Science

Page: 1392

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The second installment in a planned three-volume series, this book provides the first substantive review of South American rodents published in over fifty years. Increases in the reach of field research and the variety of field survey methods, the introduction of bioinformatics, and the explosion of molecular-based genetic methodologies have all contributed to the revision of many phylogenetic relationships and to a doubling of the recognized diversity of South American rodents. The largest and most diverse mammalian order on Earth—and an increasingly threatened one—Rodentia is also of great ecological importance, and Rodents is both a timely and exhaustive reference on these ubiquitous creatures. From spiny mice and guinea pigs to the oversized capybara, this book covers all native rodents of South America, the continental islands of Trinidad and Tobago, and the Caribbean Netherlands off the Venezuelan coast. It includes identification keys and descriptions of all genera and species; comments on distribution; maps of localities; discussions of subspecies; and summaries of natural, taxonomic, and nomenclatural history. Rodents also contains a detailed list of cited literature and a separate gazetteer based on confirmed identifications from museum vouchers and the published literature.

Evolution of Tertiary Mammals of North America Volume 1 Terrestrial Carnivores Ungulates and Ungulate Like Mammals

The origin and affinities of the South American Condy faunal composition across the Paleocene - Eocene boundary . Univerlarthra and early Tertiary ... The beginning of the Age of Mammals in South America , Part 1 . antartique .

Author: Kathleen M. Janis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521355192

Category: Science

Page: 703

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This book is designed as a source and reference for people interested in the history and fossil record of North American tertiary mammals. Each chapter covers a different family or order, and includes information on anatomical features, systematics, the distribution of the genera and species at different fossil localities, and a discussion of their paleobiology. Many of these groups have never been covered in this fashion before.

Walker s Mammals of the World

... xenarthrans, shrews, and bats. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois. Gardner, A. L. 2007b. Cohort Marsupialia. Pp. 1–11 in Mammals of South America, volume 1, Marsupials, xenarthrans, shrews, and bats (A. L. Gardner, ...

Author: Ronald M. Nowak

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421424682

Category: Science

Page: 784

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Walker's vision, the text smoothly combines in-depth scholarship with a popular, readable style to preserve and enhance what the Washington Post called a "landmark of zoological literature."

Secret Lives of Carnivorous Marsupials

In Mammals of South America. Volume 1 Marsupials, Xenarthrans, Shrews and Bats. (Ed. AL Gardner) p. 126. University of Chicago Press, Chicago IL, USA. Patterson BD (2008b) Order Paucituberculata. In Mammals of South America. Volume 1.

Author: Andrew Baker

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9781486305162

Category: Science

Page: 328

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Most living carnivorous marsupials lead a secretive and solitary existence. From tiny insect eaters to the formidable Tasmanian Devil, Secret Lives of Carnivorous Marsupials offers rare insight into the history and habits of these creatures – from their discovery by intrepid explorers and scientists to their unique life cycles and incredible ways of hunting prey. Secret Lives of Carnivorous Marsupials provides a guide to the world’s 136 living species of carnivorous marsupials and is packed with never-before-seen photos. Biogeography, relationships and conservation are also covered in detail. Readers are taken on a journey through remote Australia, the Americas and dark, mysterious New Guinea – some of the last truly wild places on Earth. The book describes frenzied mating sessions, minuscule mammals that catch prey far larger than themselves, and extinct predators including marsupial lions, wolves and even sabre-toothed kangaroos.

A Brief History of South American Metatherians

J Ecol 97:217–229 Gardner AL (1973) The systematics of the genus Didelphis (Marsupialia: Didelphidae) in North and Middle America. Spec Publ Mus Texas Tech Univ 4:1–81 Gardner AL (2008) Mammals of South America, Volume 1: marsupials, ...

Author: Francisco Goin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401774208

Category: Science

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This book summarizes major aspects of the evolution of South American metatherians, including their epistemologic, phylogenetic, biogeographic, faunal, tectonic, paleoclimatic, and metabolic contexts. A brief overview of the evolution of each major South American lineage ("Ameridelphia", Sparassodonta, Didelphimorphia, Paucituberculata, Microbiotheria, and Polydolopimorphia) is provided. It is argued that due to physiological constraints, metatherian evolution closely followed the conditions imposed by global temperatures. In general terms, during the Paleocene and the early Eocene multiple radiations of metatherian lineages occurred, with many adaptive types exploiting insectivorous, frugivorous, and omnivorous adaptive zones. In turn, a mixture of generalized and specialized types, the latter mainly exploiting carnivorous and granivorous-folivorous adaptive zones, characterized the second half of the Cenozoic. In both periods, climate was the critical driver of their radiation and turnovers.

Opossums

An Adaptive Radiation of New World Marsupials Robert S. Voss, Sharon A. Jansa ... Retinal photoreceptor arrangement, SWS1 and LWS opsin sequence, and electroretinography in the South American ... Mammals of South America, volume 1.

Author: Robert S. Voss

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9781421439785

Category: Science

Page: 328

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Peering into every biological facet of the lives of these long-neglected mammals, the volume includes; introductory chapters explaining the paleontological and biogeographic context for opossum evolution; an overview of the extant fauna, which includes over 100 species in 18 genera ; a section devoted to opossum phenotypes: morphology, physiology, and behavior; detailed information on opossum natural history, including habitats, diets, predators, and parasites; in-depth and novel interpretations of opossums' adaptive radiation in a phylogenetic contextIntended for undergraduate biology majors, graduate students, and research professionals, this coherent and original portrait of opossums will be of particular interest to mammalogists, evolutionary biologists, and Neotropical field biologists as well as biomedical researchers working with Monodelphis domestica as a model organism.

Taxonomy of Australian Mammals

Volume 4. WiedNeuwied M Prince von (1839) Reise in das Innere NordAmerica. Volume 1. Coblenz. ... Wilson DE (2007) Genus Myotis Kaup, 1829. pp. 468–481, in AL Gardner (ed.) Mammals of South America. Volume 1.

Author: Stephen Jackson

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9781486300143

Category: Science

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Taxonomy of Australian Mammals utilises the latest morphometric and genetic research to develop the most up to date and comprehensive revision of the taxonomy of Australian mammals undertaken to date. It proposes significant changes to the higher ranks of a number of groups and recognises several genera and species that have only very recently been identified as distinct. This easy to use reference also includes a complete listing of all species, subspecies and synonyms for all of Australia’s mammals, both native and introduced as well as terrestrial and marine. This book lays a foundation for future taxonomic work and identifies areas where taxonomic studies should be targeted, not only at the species and subspecies level but also broader phylogenetic relationships. This work will be an essential reference for students, scientists, wildlife managers and those interested in the science of taxonomy.