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North American Rodents

Author : David J. Hafner
ISBN : 2831704634
Genre : Nature
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The first comprehensive treatment of North American rodents of conservation concern. This action plan summarizes the rodent fauna of North America and provides available information on every rodent taxon that has been considered to be of conservation concern by state, provincial and private conservation agencies and regional experts. It is hoped that the survey provided in this action plan will serve as a common ground for all these parties in drawing up conservation strategies for rodents.

The Tertiary Record Of Rodents In North America

Author : William W. Korth
ISBN : 9781489914446
Genre : Science
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Nearly half of the known species of mammals alive today (more than 1600) are rodents or "gnawing mammals" (Nowak and Paradiso, 1983). The diversity of rodents is greater than that of any other order of mammals. Thus, it is not surprising that the fossil record of this order is extensive and fossil material of rodents from the Tertiary is known from all continents except Antarctica and Australia. The purpose of this book is to compile the published knowledge on fossil rodents from North America and present it in a way that is accessible to paleontologists and mammalogists interested in evolutionary studies of ro dents. The literature on fossil rodents is widely scattered between journals on paleontology and mammalogy and in-house publications of museums and universities. Currently, there is no single source that offers ready access to the literature on a specific family of rodents and its fossil history. This work is presented as a reference text that can be useful to specialists in rodents (fossil or recent) as weIl as mammalian paleontologists working on whole faunas. Because the diversity of rodents in the world is essentially limitless, any monograph that included all fossil rodents would similarly be limitless. Hence, this book is limited to the re cord of Tertiary rodents of North America. The several species of South American (caviomorph) rodents that invaded North America near the end of the Tertiary are also not included in this text.

The Oligocene Rodents Of North America

Author : Albert Elmer Wood
ISBN : 087169705X
Genre : Animals, Fossil
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Some Tertiary Mammals And Birds From North America

Author : Carnegie Institution of Washington
ISBN : STANFORD:36105118507800
Genre : Birds, Fossil
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Forensic Taphonomy And Ecology Of North American Scavengers

Author : Susan N. Sincerbox
ISBN : 9780128132630
Genre : Law
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Forensic Taphonomy and Ecology of North American Scavengers compiles research on vertebrate scavenging behavior from numerous academic fields, including ecology and forensic anthropology. Scavenging behavior can displace remains from their depositional context, confound postmortem interval estimation, destroy osteological markers, and inflict damage that mimics or disguises perimortem trauma. Consequently, the actions of vertebrate scavengers can significantly impact the medicolegal investigation of human remains. It is therefore critical when interpreting a death scene and its associated evidence that scavenging be recognized and the possible effects of scavenging behavior considered. This book is an ideal reference for both students and medicolegal professionals, serving as a field manual for the identification of common scavenging species known to modify human remains in North America. In addition, this book presents a framework to guide investigators in optimizing their approach to scavenged cases, promoting more complete recovery of human remains and the accuracy of forensic reconstructions of peri- and postmortem events. Examines scavenging behavior through an evolutionary and ecological lens, integrating research from diverse fields. Includes brief summaries of the taphonomic signatures and ecological contexts of common or well-studied North American scavenging taxa Proposes strategies to maximize the recovery of vertebrate-scavenged human remains and improve forensic reconstructions of peri- and postmortem events

Faunal Relationships Of Recent North American Rodents

Author : Emmet Thurman Hooper
ISBN : UOM:39015024663455
Genre : Rodents
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North American Fauna

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Author : IUCN/SSC Rodent Specialist Group. Workshop
ISBN : 288032971X
Genre : Nature
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Reproductive Medicine An Issue Of Veterinary Clinics Of North America Exotic Animal Practice E Book

Author : Vladimir Jekl
ISBN : 9780323528672
Genre : Medical
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This issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America: Exotic Animal Practice, Edited by Dr. Vladimir Jekl, focuses on Reproductive Medicine. Topics include: Reproductive disorders in aquarium fish; Reproductive disorders in amphibians; Imaging methods in the diagnostics of reproductive tract disorders in reptiles; Management of reproductive disorders in sea turtles; Reproductive medicine in fresh water turtles and tortoises; Diseases of the reproductive tract in snakes; Perinatology in reptiles; Reproductive medicine in lizards; Reproductive medicine in birds of prey; Reproductive disorders in parrots; Reproductive disorders in commonly kept fowl; Reproductive medicine in rabbits; Reproductive medicine in guinea pigs, chinchillas and degus; Reproductive disorders in marsupials; Reproductive medicine in ferrets; Reproductive disorders of rescue animals.

The Rice Rats Of North America

Author : Edward Alphonso Goldman
ISBN : HARVARD:32044107348096
Genre : Oryzomys
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Fleas Of Western North America

Author : Clarence Andresen Hubbard
ISBN : MINN:31951000414393E
Genre : Fleas
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Evolution Of The Rodents

Author : Philip G. Cox
ISBN : 9781107044333
Genre : Science
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A valuable resource for the latest research on rodents, highlighting links across palaeontology, developmental biology, functional morphology, phylogenetics and biomechanics.

North American Species Of Cuterebra The Rabbit And Rodent Bot Flies Diptera Cuterebridae

Author : Curtis Williams Sabrosky
ISBN : MINN:31951000367632K
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Early Miocene Rodents And Insectivores From Northeastern Colorado

Author : Robert W. Wilson
ISBN : CORNELL:31924004561977
Genre : Dinosaurs
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A Revision Of North American Irvingtonian Early And Middle Pleistocene Microtine Rodent Biochronology

Author : Christopher Jackson Bell
ISBN : UCAL:C3405856
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Evolutionary Relationships Among Rodents

Author : W. Patrick Luckett
ISBN : 9781489905390
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The order Rodentia is the most abundant and successful group of mammals, and it has been a focal point of attention for compar ative and evolutionary biologists for many years. In addition, rodents are the most commonly used experimental mammals for bio medical research, and they have played a central role in investi gations of the genetic and molecular mechanisms of speciation in mammals. During recent decades, a tremendous amount of new data from various aspects of the biology of living and fossil rodents has been accumulated by specialists from different disciplines, ranging from molecular biology to paleontology. Paradoxically, our understanding of the possible evolutionary relationships among different rodent families, as well as the possible affinities of rodents with other eutherian mammals, has not kept pace with this information "explosion. " This abundance of new biological data has not been incorporated into a broad synthesis of rodent phylo geny, in part because of the difficulty for any single student of rodent evolution to evaluate the phylogenetic significance of new findings from such diverse disciplines as paleontology, embryology, comparative anatomy, molecular biology, and cytogenetics. The origin and subsequent radiation of the order Rodentia were based primarily on the acquisition of a key character complex: specializations of the incisors, cheek teeth, and associated mus culoskeletal features of the jaws and skull for gnawing and chewing.

Bulletin Of The Museum Of Comparative Zoology

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ISBN : MINN:31951T00190947O
Genre : Zoology
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ISBN : CORNELL:31924101556144
Genre : Acarology
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University Of Kansas Paleontological Contributions

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ISBN : UCSD:31822009739616
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Evolutionary Biology Of The New World Monkeys And Continental Drift

Author : Russell L. Ciochon
ISBN : 9781468437645
Genre : Science
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It is now well known that the concept of drifting continents became an estab lished theory during the 1960s. Not long after this "revolution in the earth sciences," researchers began applying the continental drift model to problems in historical biogeography. One such problem was the origin and dispersal of the New World monkeys, the Platyrrhini. Our interests in this subject began in the late 1960s on different conti nents quite independent of one another in the cities of Florence, Italy, and Berkeley, California. In Florence in 1968, A. B. Chiarelli, through stimulating discussions with R. von Koenigswald and B. de Boer, became intrigued with the possibility that a repositioning of the continents of Africa and South America in the early Cenozoic might alter previous traditional conceptions of a North American origin of the Platyrrhini. During the early 1970s this con cept was expanded and pursued by him through discussions with students while serving as visiting professor at the University of Toronto. By this time, publication of the Journal of Human Evolution was well underway, and Dr. Chiarelli as editor encouraged a dialogue emphasizing continental drift models of primate origins which culminated in a series of articles published in that journal during 1974-75. In early 1970, while attending the University of California at Berkeley, R. L. Ciochon was introduced to the concept of continental drift and plate tectonics and their concomitant applications to vertebrate evolution through talks with paleontologist W. A. Clemens and anthropologist S. L. Washburn.

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