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

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Michael O. Woodburne
Columbia University Press, Aug 21, 2012 - Science - 400 pages
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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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Contents

1 Principles and Procedures
1
2 Mammalian Biochronology of the Latest Cretaceous
21
The Puercan Through Clarkforkian Land Mammal Ages
43
4 Wasatchian Through Duchesnean Biochronology
106
5 The Chadronian Orellan and Whitneyan North American Land Mammal Ages
156
6 Mammalian Biochronology of the Arikareean Through Hemphillian Interval Late Oligocene Through Early Pliocene Epochs
169
7 The Blancan Irvingtonian and Rancholabrean Mammal Ages
232
8 Global Events and the North American Mammalian Biochronology
315
Systematic Index
345
Subject Index
363
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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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