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Title Dogs : their fossil relatives and evolutionary history / Xiaoming Wang, Richard H. Tedford ; illustrations by Mauricio Antón.
Author Wang, Xiaoming, 1957-
Imprint New York ; Chichester : Columbia University Press, 2010.
Description 1 online resource (viii, 219 pages)
Call # eBOOK
Note Originally published: 2008.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 187-207) and index.
Contents Cover; Half title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Methods of Study and the Place of Dogs in Nature; 2. The Origin of Canids and Other Doglike Carnivorous Mammals; 3. Diversity: Who Is Who in the Dog Family; 4. Anatomy and Function: How the Parts Work; 5. Hunting and Social Activity; 6. Changing Environments and Canid Evolution; 7. Going Places: Braving New Worlds; 8. Domestic Dogs; Appendix 1. Canid Species and Classification; Appendix 2. Phylogenetic Tree of the Family Canidae; Glossary; Further Reading; Index; List of Plates.
Summary Xiaoming Wang and Richard H. Tedford combine their research with Mauricio Antón's impeccable reconstructions to present a remarkable portrait of canids over the past 40 million years. Wang and Tedford cull their history from the most recent scientific research conducted on the vast collections of the American Museum of Natural History and other leading institutions. With their rich fossil record, diverse adaptations to various environments, and different predatory specializations, canids are an ideal model organism for the mapping of predator behavior and morphological specializations.
Note Print version record.
Subject Dogs.
Canis, Fossil.
Dogs -- Evolution.
NATURE -- Animals -- Mammals.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Zoology -- Mammals.
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Evolution.
Canis, Fossil. (OCoLC)fst00845725
Dogs. (OCoLC)fst00896265
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author Tedford, Richard H.
Antón, Mauricio.
OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Related To Print version: Wang, Xiaoming, 1957- Dogs. New York ; Chichester : Columbia University Press, 2010 9780231135290 (OCoLC)502410693
ISBN 9780231509435 (electronic bk.)
023150943X (electronic bk.)
Standard # 9780231135290

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