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The Big Cats and Their Fossil Relatives: An Illustrated Guide to Their Evolution and Natural History
In this beautifully illustrated natural history that links extinct larger feline species with those still in existence, collaborators Alan Turner and Mauricio Anton weave together the evidence ofExpand
Dogs: Their Fossil Relatives and Evolutionary History
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This book discusses the evolution ofCanid Species and Classification Glossary, as well as methods of study and the place of Dogs in Nature, and the role of dogs in society. Expand
Mammoths, sabertooths, and hominids : 65 million years of mammalian evolution in Europe
PrefaceThe Paleocene: The Dark EpochThe Eocene: Reaching the ClimaxThe Oligocene: A Time of ChangeThe Early to Middle Miocene: When the Continents CollideThe Late Miocene: The Beginning of theExpand
The giant hyaena,Pachycrocuta brevirostris (Mammalia, Carnivora, Hyaenidae)
The giant hyaena, Pachycrocuta brevirostris, is known from deposits in Africa and Eurasia between ca. 3.0 and 0.5 Ma. It is the largest of the true hyaenas, but that size is not reflected in overallExpand
Implications of the mastoid anatomy of larger extant felids for the evolution and predatory behaviour of sabretoothed cats (Mammalia, Carnivora, Felidae)
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This study supports the inference by W. Akersten that the main muscles inserting in the mastoid process in sabretooths were those originating in the atlas, rather than those from the posterior neck, sternum and forelimb, and implies larger and longer-fibred atlanto-mastoid muscles than in pantherines. Expand
Taxonomy and evolutionary patterns in the fossil Hyaenidae of Europe
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The Miocene dog-like hyaenas may indicate that social hunting had emerged by that time, while the appearance of larger species means that hyaena-accumulated bone assemblages may potentially occur in any late Miocene to Pleistocene locality. Expand
A new skeleton of Theropithecus brumpti (Primates: Cercopithecidae) from Lomekwi, West Turkana, Kenya.
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Theropithecus brumpti, as represented by KNM-WT 39368, is seen as a large, colorfully decorated, and basically terrestrial papionin that was restricted to riverine forest habitats in the Lake Turkana Basin from the middle to latest Pliocene. Expand
Aspects of the functional morphology in the cranial and cervical skeleton of the sabre‐toothed cat Paramachairodus ogygia (Kaup, 1832) (Felidae, Machairodontinae) from the Late Miocene of Spain:
The skull and cervical anatomy of the sabre-toothed felid Paramachairodus ogygia (Kaup, 1832) is described in this paper, with special attention paid to its functional morphology. Because of theExpand
Neck function and predatory behavior in the scimitar toothed cat Homotherium latidens (Owen)
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The study of muscle insertion areas in the cervical vertebrae of Homotherium does not support previous statements about unusually strong scalenes and their role in stabbing, but sees evidence of increased muscular control of various movements of the neck, including lateral flexion, depression and extension. Expand
Implications of the functional anatomy of the hand and forearm of Ailurus fulgens (Carnivora, Ailuridae) for the evolution of the ‘false‐thumb’ in pandas
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The functional anatomy of this structure in the red panda is studied, comparing it with existing descriptions of the grasping mechanism in both pandas, and it is shown that previous interpretations of the radial sesamoid in Ailurus as a rod‐like structure without direct articulation to the wrist bones are inaccurate. Expand
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