The Evolution of Perissodactyls by Donald R. ProtheroThe Evolution of Perissodactyls by Donald R. Prothero

The Evolution of Perissodactyls

EditorDonald R. Prothero, Robert M. Schoch

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

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This new treatise is comprised of 24 papers covering virtually every recent development regarding fossil horses, rhinos, tapirs, and their extinct relatives. It includes materials currently available in no other reference, such as information on the oldest known rhino and the oldest knownperissodactyl, as well as papers debunking myths about the evolution of horses, and strong evidence that hyraxes are not related to elephants. The summary chapter includes useful charts which show the relationships of all perissodactyl genera, their distribution in time and space, and a newclassification of the order.
Donald R. Prothero is at Occidental College. Robert M. Schoch is at Boston University.
Title:The Evolution of PerissodactylsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:560 pagesPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195060393

ISBN - 13:9780195060393

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Table of Contents

1. James A. Hopson: Leonard Burton Radinsky (1937-1985)2. Robert M. Schoch: A Brief Historical Review of Perissodactyl Classification3. Malcolm C. McKenna, et al.: Radinskya Yupingae, A Perissodactyl-Like Mammal from the Late Paleocene of Southern China4. Martin S. Fischer: Hyracoids, the Sister-Group of Perissodactyls5. D. Tab Rasmussen: The Evolution of the Hyracoidea: A Review of the Fossil Evidence6. J.J. Hooker: Character Polarities in Early Perissodactyls and their Significance for Hyracotherium and Infraordinal7. Jens Lorenz Franzen: Origin and Systematic Position of the Paleotheriidae8. Robert L. Evander: Phylogeny of the Family Equidae9. Bruce J. MacFadden: Dental Character Variation in Paleopopulations and Morphospecies of Fossil Horses and Extant Analogues10. Donald R. Prothero and Neil Shubin: The Evolution of Mid-Oligocene Horses11. Richard C. Hulbert, Jr.: Phylogenetic Interrelationships and Evolution of North American Late Equidae12. Michael O. Woodburne: Hipparion Horses: A Pattern of Worldwide Dispersal and Endemic Evolution13. Maria-Theresa Alberdi: A Review of Old World Hipparionine Horses14. Melissa C. Winans: A Quantitative Study of the North American Fossil Species of the Genus Equus15. Robert M. Schoch: A Review of the Tapiroids16. Donald R. Prothero, Earl Manning, and Claude Guerin: The History of the Rhinocerotoidea17. William P. Wall: The Phylogenetic History and Adaptive Radiation of the Amynodontidae18. Kurt Heissig: The Allaceropine Hyracodonts19. Spencer G. Lucas and Jay Sobus: The Systematics of Indricotheres20. C. Bruce Hanson: Teletaceras Radinskyi, A New Primitive Rhinocerotid from the Late Eocene Clarno Formation, Oregon21. Kurt Heissig: The Rhinocerotidae22. Leonard Ginsburg and Kurt Heissig: Hoploaceratherium, n. gen., A New Generic Name for "Aceratherium" Tetradactylum Lartet183723. Spencer G. Lucas and Robert M. Schoch: Taxonomy and Biochronology of Eomoropus and Grangeria, Eocene Chalicotheres from the Wester United States and China24. Margery C. Coombs: Interrelationships and Diversity in the Chalicotheriidae25. Bryn J. Mader: The Brontotheriidae: A Systematic Revision and Preliminary Phylogeny of North American Genera26. Spencer G. Lucas and Robert M. Schoch: European Brontotheres27. Spencer G. Lucas: Taxonomy of Duchesneodus (Brontotheriidae) from the Late Eocene of North America28. Donald R. Prothero and Robert M. Schoch: The Origin and Evolution of Perissodactyls: A Summary and Synthesis29. Donald R. Prothero and Robert M. Schoch: Classification of the Perissodactyla

Editorial Reviews

"This book includes much important new research on this group of vertebrates. Review papers cover every major subordinal group, and important new forms are described." --Geomedia