Splendid isolation : the curious history of South American mammals / George Gaylord Simpson.

By: Simpson, George GaylordMaterial type: TextTextLanguage: English Copyright date: London : Yale University Press , 1980Edition: First EditionDescription: ix, 266 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmISBN: 0300030940 (pbk.); 0300024347Subject(s): Mammals | Animals, Fossil | Mammals -- Evolution | Mamíferos | Animales fósiles | Mamíferos -- EvoluciónDDC classification: 599.038098
Partial contents:
1. Why, what, and how -- 2. Retrospect on fundamentals -- 3. Time and faunas -- 4. Cast of characters -- 5. Roots -- 6. Firs phase: the old-times alone -- 7. Marsupials -- 8. Xenarthrans: the strange-joint mammals -- 9. Some ungulate old- timers -- 10. Notoungulates -- 11. Second phase: aliens appear -- 12. Old native rodents -- 13. Primates -- 14. Third phase: the great Amrican interchange -- 15. The grear American interchange: special aspects and analyses -- 16. The newcomers and the living fauna -- 17. This history as experiment and evidence.
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Includes appendix (pages 255-258) and index (pages 259-266).

Includes bibliographical references.

1. Why, what, and how -- 2. Retrospect on fundamentals -- 3. Time and faunas -- 4. Cast of characters -- 5. Roots -- 6. Firs phase: the old-times alone -- 7. Marsupials -- 8. Xenarthrans: the strange-joint mammals -- 9. Some ungulate old- timers -- 10. Notoungulates -- 11. Second phase: aliens appear -- 12. Old native rodents -- 13. Primates -- 14. Third phase: the great Amrican interchange -- 15. The grear American interchange: special aspects and analyses -- 16. The newcomers and the living fauna -- 17. This history as experiment and evidence.

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