Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic Mammals of North America: Biostratigraphy and Geochronology

Hardcover | April 21, 2004

EditorMichael O. Woodburne

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This book places into modern context the information by which North American mammalian paleontologists recognize, divide, calibrate, and discuss intervals of mammalian evolution known as North American Land Mammal Ages. It incorporates new information on the systematic biology of the fossil record and utilizes the many recent advances in geochronologic methods and their results.

The book describes the increasingly highly resolved stratigraphy into which all available temporally significant data and applications are integrated. Extensive temporal coverage includes the Lancian part of the Late Cretaceous, and geographical coverage includes information from Mexico, an integral part of the North American fauna, past and present.

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This book places into modern context the information by which North American mammalian paleontologists recognize, divide, calibrate, and discuss intervals of mammalian evolution known as North American Land Mammal Ages. It incorporates new information on the systematic biology of the fossil record and utilizes the many recent advances...

Michael Woodburne is professor emeritus of geology, Department of Earth Sciences, University of California, Riverside, and honorary curator of geology, Museum of Northern Arizona, Flagstaff.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:April 21, 2004Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231130406

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ContentsPreface, by M. O. WoodburneList of ContributorsDefinitionsIntroduction, by M. O. WoodburnePrinciples and Procedures, by M. O. WoodburneMammalian Biochronology of the Latest Cretaceous, by R. L. Cifelli,* J. J. Eberle, D. L. Lofgren, J. A. Lillegraven, and W. A. ClemenPaleocene Biochronology: The Puercan Through Clarkforkian Land Mammal Ages, by D. L. Lofgren,* J. A. Lillegraven, W. A. Clemens, P. D. Gingerich, and T. E. WilWasatchian Through Duchesnean Biochronology, by P. Robinson,* G. F. Gunnell, S. L. Walsh, W. C. Clyde, J. E. Storer, R. K. StuckThe Chadronian, Orellan, and Whitneyan North American Land Mammal Ages, by D. R. Prothero and R. J. EmryMammalian Biochronology of the Arikareean Through Hemphillian Interval (Late Oligocene Through Early Pliocene Epochs), by R. H. Tedford,* J. E. Storer, L. B. Albright III, C. C. Swisher III, A. T. BarnoThe Blancan, Irvingtonian, and Rancholabrean Mammal Ages, by E. L. Lundelius Jr. and C. R. Bell,* A. D. Barnosky, R. W. Graham, E. H. LindsayGlobal Events and the North American Mammalian Biochronology, by M. O. WoodburneIndexesSystematic IndexSubject Index

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Late Cretaceous and Cenozoic Mammals of North America is now the modern standard reference for mammalian biochronology.