By Francisco Goin,Michael Woodburne,Ana Natalia Zimicz,Gabriel M. Martin,Laura Chornogubsky

ISBN-10: 9401774188

ISBN-13: 9789401774185

ISBN-10: 9401779252

ISBN-13: 9789401779258

This e-book summarizes significant features of the evolution of South American metatherians, together with their epistemologic, phylogenetic, biogeographic, faunal, tectonic, paleoclimatic, and metabolic contexts. a short review of the evolution of every significant South American lineage ("Ameridelphia", Sparassodonta, Didelphimorphia, Paucituberculata, Microbiotheria, and Polydolopimorphia) is provided. It is argued that as a result of physiological constraints, metatherian evolution heavily the stipulations imposed through international temperatures. generally phrases, through the Paleocene and the early Eocene a number of radiations of metatherian lineages happened, with many adaptive forms exploiting insectivorous, frugivorous, and omnivorous adaptive zones. In flip, a mix of generalized and really expert forms, the latter generally exploiting carnivorous and granivorous-folivorous adaptive zones, characterised the second one half the Cenozoic. In either sessions, weather used to be the severe motive force in their radiation and turnovers.

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