The Tertiary Record of Rodents in North America

Hardcover | May 31, 1994

byWilliam W. Korth

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This monograph is the first compilation of all known data on fossil rodents in North America. The author includes illustrations of all fossil families of rodents, the phylogenies for all familes, a discussion of the problematical taxa of rodents which are not referable to known families, and lists of all described fossil species. His work will serve as an indispensible reference for the paleontologist who wishes to identify specimens, and for the mammologist studying fossil history.

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This monograph is the first compilation of all known data on fossil rodents in North America. The author includes illustrations of all fossil families of rodents, the phylogenies for all familes, a discussion of the problematical taxa of rodents which are not referable to known families, and lists of all described fossil species....

Format:HardcoverDimensions:334 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.27 inPublished:May 31, 1994Publisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306446960

ISBN - 13:9780306446962

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Table of Contents

Rodents-What, Where, and When: Introduction. Specialized Cranial and Dental Anatomy of Rodents. Origin of Rodents. Classification of Rodents. Systematic Descriptions of Families: Ischyromyidae. Sciuravidae. Cylindrodontidae. Protoptychidae. Aplodontidae. Mylagaulidae. Sciuridae. Eutypomyidae. Castoridae. Eomyidae. Heliscomyidae. Heteromyidae. Florentiamyidae. Geomyidae. Zapodidae. Cricetidae I. Cricetidae II. Monotypic Families. Rodents Not Referable to Recognized Families. Dynamics of the North American Rodent Fauna through Time: Changes in the Rodent Fauna. Tertiary Rodent Faunas of Other Continents. Index.