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Climate change frames debate over the extinction of megafauna in Sahul (Pleistocene Australia-New Guinea)
  • S. Wroe, J. Field, S. Mooney
  • Environmental Science, Geography
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 6 May 2013
TLDR
Mounting evidence points to the loss of most species before the peopling of Sahul and a significant role for climate change in the disappearance of the continent’s megafauna.
Palaeoecology of Southeast Asian megafauna‐bearing sites from the Pleistocene and a review of environmental changes in the region
TLDR
Medium- and large-bodied mammals are the most frequently recovered mammals from Pleistocene sites in Southeast Asia, and this analysis demonstrates that reconstructions can still be achieved for megafauna-bearing sites in the region.
Current status of species-level representation in faunas from selected fossil localities in the Riversleigh World Heritage Area, northwestern Queensland
Current lists of species-level representation in faunas from 80 Cenozoic fossil localities at the Riversleigh World Heritage Area have been compiled by review of recorded occurrences of taxa obtained
Humeral epiphyseal shape in the felidae: The influence of phylogeny, allometry, and locomotion
TLDR
The shape of the proximal and distal humeral epiphyses in extant species of the felids, based on two‐dimensional landmark configurations, is investigated, with marked differences in epiphyseal shape between felid lineages.
Island extinctions: processes, patterns, and potential for ecosystem restoration
TLDR
The main historic drivers of extinctions on islands, patterns in extinction chronologies between islands, and the potential for restoring ecosystems through reintroducing extirpated species are reviewed.
Cats in the forest: predicting habitat adaptations from humerus morphometry in extant and fossil Felidae (Carnivora)
Abstract Mammalian carnivores are rarely incorporated in paleoenvironmental reconstructions, largely because of their rarity within the fossil record. However, multivariate statistical modeling can
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