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Title Carnivoran evolution : new views on phylogeny, form, and function / edited by Anjali Goswami and Anthony Friscia.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Series Cambridge studies in morphology and molecules
Cambridge studies in morphology and molecules.
Subject Carnivora -- Evolution.
Carnivora -- Morphology.
Carnivora -- Phylogeny.
Biological Evolution.
Alt Name Goswami, Anjali.
Friscia, Anthony.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 492 pages) : illustrations, maps.
polychrome rdacc
Summary "Canivoran Evolution focuses on current advances in our understanding of carnivoran phylogeny, ecomorphology and macroevolutionary patterns. This volume highlights a collection of cutting-edge methodologies currently used in studies of Carnivora which help to address fundamental issues in evolutionary biology and palaeontology. Chapters include studies addressing the issues of morphological and molecular derived phylogenies, community ecology, allometry, morphometrics (using both traditional methods) and Finite Element Analysis. Written for academic researchers, graduates and professionals Canivoran Evolution provides essential information and understanding on current advances in the areas of evolutionary biology, palaeobiology and organism biology"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction to carnivora / Anjali Goswami -- Phylogeny of the carnivora and carnivoramorpha, and the use of the fossil record to enhance understanding of evolutionary transformations / John J. Flynn, John A. Finarelli and Michelle Spaulding -- Phylogeny of the viverridae and 'viverrid-like' feliforms / Geraldine Veron -- Molecular and morphological evidence for ailuridae and a review of its genera / Michael Morlo and Stéphane Peigné -- The influence of character correlations on phylogenetic analyses: a case study of the carnivoran cranium / Anjali Goswami and P. David Polly -- What's the difference?: a multiphasic allometric analysis of fossil and living lions / Matthew H. Benoit -- Evolution in carnivora: identifying a morphological bias / Jill A. Holliday -- The biogeography of carnivore ecomorphology / Lars Werdelin and Gina D. Wesley-Hunt -- Comparative ecomorphology and biogeography of herpestidae and viverridae (carnivora) in Africa and Asia / Gina D. Wesley-Hunt, Reihaneh Dehghani and Lars Werdelin -- Ecomorphological analysis of carnivore guilds in the Eocene through Miocene of Laurasia / Michael Morlo, Gregg F. Gunnell and Doris Nagel -- Ecomorphology of North American Eocene carnivores: evidence for competition between carnivorans and creodonts / Anthony R. Friscia and Blaire Van Valkenburgh -- Morphometric analysis of cranial morphology in pinnipeds (mammalia, carnivora): convergence, ecology, ontogeny, and dimorphism / Katrina E. Jones and Anjali Goswami -- Tiptoeing through the trophics: geographic variation in carnivoran locomotor ecomorphology in relation to environment / P. David Polly -- Interpreting sabretooth cat (carnivora; felidae; machairodontinae) postcranial morphology in light of scaling patterns in felids / Margaret E. Lewis and Michael R. Lague -- Cranial mechanics of mammalian carnivores: recent advances using a finite element approach / Stephen Wroe.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780511729386 (electronic bk.)
0511729383 (electronic bk.)
9781139193436 (electronic bk.)
1139193430 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786612770975
OCLC # 669516542
Additional Format Print version: Carnivoran evolution. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010 9780521515290 (DLC) 2010019261 (OCoLC)612963963

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