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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
Year: 2012
Journal: PhD Thesis
Page Numbers: 1-278
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Collapse of an ecological network in Ancient Egypt

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Abstract: The dynamics of ecosystem collapse are fundamental to determining how and why biological communities change through time, as well as the potential effects of extinctions on ecosystems. Here, we integrate...

Author(s): Justin D. Yeakela, Mathias M. Piresd, Lars Rudolfe, Nathaniel J. Dominyg, Paul L. Kochi, Paulo R. Guimarães Jr. and Thilo Grosse
Year: 2014
Journal: PNAS
Page Numbers: 1-6
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Key innovations in ruminant evolution: A paleontological perspective

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Abstract: Key innovations are newly acquired structures that permit the performance of a new function and open new adaptive zones, and are, therefore, of paramount significance for understanding the history of the...

Author(s): Daniel DeMiguel, Beatriz Azanza and Jorge Morales
Year: 2014
Journal: Journal: Integrative Zoology
Page Numbers: 412-433
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The systematic position of Hoplitomerycidae (Ruminantia) revisited

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Abstract: Hoplitomeryx Leinders was originally described only on cranial characters. The type specimens were found during the 1970’s in karstic fissure fillings, most likely of Messinian age, in Gargano (Apulia,...

Author(s): Paul Peter Anthony Mazza
Year: 2013
Journal: Geobios
Page Numbers: 33-42
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Dietary innovations spurred the diversification of ruminants during the Caenozoic

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Abstract: Global climate shifts and ecological flexibility are two major factors that may affect rates of speciation and extinction across clades. Here, we connect past climate to changes in diet and diversification...

Author(s): Juan L. Cantalapiedra, Richard G. FitzJohn, Tyler S. Kuhn, Manuel Hernández Fernández, Daniel DeMiguel, Beatriz Azanza, Jorge Morales and Arne Ø. Mooers
Year: 2013
Journal: Proceedings of The Royal Society B
Page Numbers: 1-9
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The Late Miocene Artiodactyls in the Dhok Pathan Type Locality of the Dhok Pathan Formation, the Middle Siwaliks, Pakistan

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Abstract: The late Miocene artiodactyls are presented on the basis of description of abundant material from the Dhok Pathan type locality of the Dhok Pathan Formation, the Middle Siwaliks and the remains increasingly...

Author(s): Muhammad Akbar Khan, Muhammad Akhtar, and Mehboob Iqbal
Year: 2010
Journal: Pakistan Journal of Zoology Supplement Series
Page Numbers: 1-87
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Chapter 14: Giraffidae

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Abstract: 792 specimens attributed to the Giraffidae were recovered by the Eyasi Plateau Paleontological Expedition (EPPE) from the three Pliocene stratigraphic units at Laetoli, with Giraffa stillei the most common...

Author(s): Chris A. Robinson
Year: 2011
Journal: Paleontology and Geology of Laetoli: Human Evolution in Context. Volume 2: Fossil Hominins and the Associated Fauna, Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology,
Page Numbers: 339-362
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Functional Characterization of Ungulate Molars Using the Abrasion-Attrition Wear Gradient: A New Method for Reconstructing Paleodiets

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Abstract: The analysis of fossil ungulate cheek teeth has long been one of the main sources of information about the terrestrial environments of the Cenozoic, but the methods used to extract this information have...

Author(s): Mikael Fortelius and Nikos Solounias
Year: 2000
Journal: AMERICAN MUSEUM NOVITATES
Page Numbers: 1-36
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Evolution, Ecology and Biochronology of herbivore associations in Europe during the last 3 million years

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Abstract: A study of the evolution of the herbivore community during the last three million years in Europe is proposed in this paper. The study includes the analysis of evolutionary changes of systematic and ecological...

Author(s): Jean-Philip Brugal & Roman Croitor
Year: 2007
Journal: Quaternaire
Page Numbers: 129-152
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Suidae, Tragulidae, Giraffidae, and Bovidae

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Abstract: The upper Miocene vertebrate locality of Küçükçekmece West, European Turkey, had provided an artiodactyl assemblage that is rich in species but poor in specimens. The present study allows revising...

Author(s): Dimitris S. Kostopoulos & Sevket Sen
Year: 2016
Journal: GEODIVERSITAS
Page Numbers: 273 - 298