Early Evolutionary History Of The Synapsida by Christian F. KammererEarly Evolutionary History Of The Synapsida by Christian F. Kammerer

Early Evolutionary History Of The Synapsida

byChristian F. KammererEditorKenneth D. Angielczyk, Jörg Fröbisch

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Non-mammalian synapsids were the dominant terrestrial vertebrates from the Late Carboniferous to the Middle Triassic and play a key role in understanding the origin and evolution of mammals. Despite these facts and the outstanding fossil record of the group, early synapsids remain obscure. This book showcases the full breadth of contemporary research on non-mammalian synapsids, ranging from taxonomy and phylogenetics to functional morphology, biogeography, paleoecology, and patterns of diversity. It also underscores the importance and potential of studying non-mammalian synapsid paleobiology in its own right, not just in the context of mammalian evolution.
Christian F. Kammerer received his B.A. in Biological Sciences and his M.S. and PhD. in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Chicago. He has studied as a postdoctoral fellow at the American Museum of Natural History, New York and the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin. His research focuses on the systematics of Permo-Triassic synapsi...
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Title:Early Evolutionary History Of The SynapsidaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:337 pages, 27.9 × 21 × 0.02 inPublished:August 23, 2016Publisher:Springer NatureLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I. "Pelycosaur"-grade Synapsids

1. Introduction

Robert R. Reisz

2. New Information on the Basal Pelycosaurian-grade SynapsidOedaleops

Stuart S. Sumida, Valerie Pelletier, and David S Berman

3. WasOphiacodon(Synapsida: Eupelycosauria) a Swimmer? A Test Using Vertebral Dimensions

Ryan N. Felice and Kenneth D. Angielczyk

4. Postcranial Description and Reconstruction of the Varanodontine VaranopidAerosaurus wellesi(Synapsida: Eupelycosauria)

Valerie Pelletier

5. First European Record of a Varanodontine (Synapsida: Varanopidae): Member of a Unique Early Permian Upland Paleoecosystem, Tambach Basin, Central Germany

David S Berman, Amy C. Henrici, Stuart S. Sumida, Thomas Martens, and Valerie Pelletier

Part II. Anomodontia

6. Introduction

Jörg Fröbisch

7. Permian and Triassic Dicynodont (Therapsida: Anomodontia) Faunas of the Luangwa Basin, Zambia: Update and Implications for Dicynodont Biogeography and Biostratigraphy

Kenneth D. Angielczyk, Jean-Sébastien Steyer, Christian A. Sidor, Roger M. H. Smith, Robin L. Whatley, and Stephen Tolan

8. Anatomical Plasticity in the Snout ofLystrosaurus

Sandra C. Jasinoski, Michael A. Cluver, Anusuya Chinsamy, and B. Daya Reddy

9. Pathological Features in Upper Permian and Middle Triassic Dicynodonts (Synapsida, Therapsida)

Cristina Silveira Vega and Michael W. Maisch

Part III. Theriodontia

10. Introduction

Christian F. Kammerer

11. A Redescription ofEriphostoma microdonBroom, 1911 (Therapsida, Gorgonopsia) from theTapinocephalusAssemblage Zone of South Africa and a Review of Middle Permian Gorgonopsians

Christian F. Kammerer

12. Re-assessment of the Taxonomic Position of the Specimen GPIT/RE/7113 (Sauroctonusparringtonicomb. nov., Gorgonopsia)

Eva V. I. Gebauer

13. New Material ofMicrogomphodon oligocynus(Eutherapsida, Therocephalia) and the Taxonomy of Southern African Bauriidae

Fernando Abdala, Tea Jashashvili, Bruce S. Rubidge, and Juri van den Heever

14. The Traversodontid CynodontMandagomphodon hirschsonifrom the Middle Triassic of the Ruhuhu Valley, Tanzania

James A. Hopson

15. Phylogeny and Taxonomy of the Traversodontidae

Jun Liu and Fernando Abdala

Part IV. Therapsid Diversity Patterns and the End-Permian Extinction

16. Introduction

Kenneth D. Angielczyk

17. Vertebrate Paleontology of Nooitgedacht 68: ALystrosaurus maccaigi-rich Permo-Triassic Boundary Locality in South Africa

Jennifer Botha-Brink, Adam K. Huttenlocker, and Sean P. Modesto

18. Fröbisch, J. Synapsid Diversity and the Rock Record in the Permian-Triassic Beaufort Group (Karoo Supergroup), South Africa

Jörg Fröbisch

Subject Index

Taxonomic Index