By Francisco Goin,Michael Woodburne,Ana Natalia Zimicz,Gabriel M. Martin,Laura Chornogubsky
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 quick evaluate 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. regularly phrases, throughout 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 good kinds, the latter regularly exploiting carnivorous and granivorous-folivorous adaptive zones, characterised the second one 1/2 the Cenozoic. In either sessions, weather used to be the severe driving force in their radiation and turnovers.
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A Brief History of South American Metatherians: Evolutionary Contexts and Intercontinental Dispersals (Springer Earth System Sciences) by Francisco Goin,Michael Woodburne,Ana Natalia Zimicz,Gabriel M. Martin,Laura Chornogubsky