The Ruminantia (Mammalia, Cetartiodactyla) from the Oligocene to the Early Miocene of Western Europe: systematics, plaeoecology and palaeobiogeography
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Abstract: Nowadays, the ruminants are the most ecologically diverse hoofed mammals of the world. All the extent of families (including related species from the Burdigalian) and feeding habits can be deduced from...
Author(s): Bastien Mennecart
Journal: PhD Thesis
Page Numbers: 1-278
The Interrelationships of Higher Ruminant Families with Special Emphasis on the Members of the Cervoidea
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Abstract: We analyze the interrelationships of the higher (Pecoran) ruminants, and suggest possible relationships between these families and the various genera of the polyphyletic assemblage "Gelocidae." We also...
Author(s): Christine M. Janis & Kathleen M. Scott
Journal: Novitates by the American Museum of Natural History
Page Numbers: 1-88
K-Casein Gene Phylogeny of Higher Ruminants (Pecora, Artiodactyla)
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Abstract: To asses phylogenetic relationships among the higher ruminants (infraorder Percora, order Artiodactyla), we analyzed K-casein DNA sequences, including 434 nucleotides of the fourth exon. The higher ruminant...
Author(s): Matthew A. Cronin, Richard Stuart, Barbara J. Pierson and John C. Patton
Journal: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
Page Numbers: 295-311
New Fossils of Giraffokeryx (Mammalia: Cetartiodactyla: Giraffidae) from Chinji Formation, Pakistan
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Abstract: This paper describes new fossils of Giraffokeryx originating from the Chinji Formation of northern Pakistan. The fossils, representing worth describing hemimandibles, are collected from the Middle Miocene...
Author(s): Khalid Mahmood, Muhammad Akbar Khan, Muhammad Khaled Siddiq, Muhammad Adeeb Babar and Muhammad Akhtar
Journal: Pakistan Journal of Zoology
Page Numbers: 367-375
Siwalik Giraffidae (Mammalia, Artiodactyla): A review
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Abstract: The article is based on the published literature regarding the family Giraffidae, particularly about the extinct Siwalik species. The provided information is collected from the previous published articles,...
Author(s): Khalid Mahmood, Muhammad Akbar Khan, Muhammad Adeeb Babar and Muhammad Akhtar
Journal: Punjab University Journal of Zoology
Page Numbers: 31-36
Comparisons of Schansitherium tafeli with Samotherium boissieri (Giraffidae, Mammalia) from the Late Miocene of Gansu Province, China
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Abstract: We are describing and figuring for the first time skulls of Schansitherium tafeli, which are abundant in the Gansu area of China from the Late Miocene. They were animals about the size of Samotherium with...
Author(s): Sukuan Hou, Michael Cydylo, Melinda Danowitz & Nikos Solounias
Journal: PLOS One
Page Numbers: 1-29
Mesowear study of ungulates from the early Pleistocene site of ‘Ubeidiya (Israel) and the implications for early Homo dispersal from Africa
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Abstract: An ongoing question in Anthropology and Archaeology focuses on the role of climate change in human evolution and particularly in the dispersal of hominins out of Africa. One of the main hypothesis posits...
Author(s): Miriam Belmaker & Haley D. O'Brien
Journal: Quaternary International
Page Numbers: 1-12
Habitat partitioning by ungulates on a game ranch in the Mopani veld
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Abstract: Large herbivores display varying degrees of habitat selectivity and thus exhibit a heterogeneous distribution. This study investigated the spatial and temporal distribution of Burchells zebra Equus burchelli,...
Author(s): B. Deer, N. van Rooyen, J. du P. Bothma
Journal: South African Journal of Wildlife Research
Page Numbers: 117-122
Old world ruminant morphophysiology, life history, and fossil record: exploring key innovations of a diversification sequence
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Abstract: The omasum of pecoran ruminants (which is absent in tragulids) and shorter gestation periods in non-giraffid crown pecorans (as opposed to giraffids) could represent cases of key innovations that caused...
Author(s): Marcus Clauss & Gertrud E. Rössner
Journal: Annales Zoologici Fennici
Page Numbers: 80-94
Comparative phylogeography of African savannah ungulates
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Abstract: The savannah biome of sub-Saharan Africa harbours the highest diversity of ungulates (hoofed mammals) on Earth. In this review, we compile population genetic data from 19 codistributed ungulate taxa of...
Author(s): E. D. Lorenzen, R. Heller and H. R. Siegismund
Journal: Molecular Ecology
Page Numbers: 3656–3670