Evolutionary History of Bats: Fossils, Molecules and Morphology

29 mars 2012|
Evolutionary History of Bats: Fossils, Molecules and Morphology de Gregg F. Gunnell
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Advances in morphological and molecular methods continue to uncover new information on the origin and evolution of bats. Presenting some of the most remarkable discoveries and research involving living and fossil bats, this book explores their evolutionary history from a range of perspectives. Phylogenetic studies based on both molecular and morphological data have established a framework of evolutionary relationships that provides a context for understanding many aspects of bat biology and diversification. In addition to detailed studies of the relationships and diversification of bats, the topics covered include the mechanisms and evolution of powered flight, evolution and enhancement of echolocation, feeding ecology, population genetic structure, ontogeny and growth of facial form, functional morphology and evolution of body size. The book also examines the fossil history of bats from their beginnings over 50 million years ago to their diversification into one of the most globally wide-spread orders of mammals living today.
List of contributors; Preface; 1. Phylogenies, fossils and functional genes: the evolution of echolocation in bats Emma C. Teeling, Serena Dool and Mark Springer; 2. Systematics and paleobiogeography of early bats Thierry Smith, Jörg Habersetzer, Nancy B. Simmons and Gregg F. Gunnell; 3. Shoulder joint and inner ear of Tachypteron fran...
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Titre :Evolutionary History of Bats: Fossils, Molecules and Morphology
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :572 pages, 1 X 1 X 1 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :572 pages, 1 X 1 X 1 po
Publié le :29 mars 2012
Publié par :Cambridge University Press
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9780521745260

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