Evolutionary Transitions in the Fossil Record of Terrestrial Hoofed Mammals

@article{Prothero2009EvolutionaryTI,
  title={Evolutionary Transitions in the Fossil Record of Terrestrial Hoofed Mammals},
  author={D. Prothero},
  journal={Evolution: Education and Outreach},
  year={2009},
  volume={2},
  pages={289-302}
}
  • D. Prothero
  • Published 2009
  • Biology
  • Evolution: Education and Outreach
In the past few decades, many new discoveries have provided numerous transitional fossils that show the evolution of hoofed mammals from their primitive ancestors. We can now document the origin of the odd-toed perissodactyls, their early evolution when horses, brontotheres, rhinoceroses, and tapirs can barely be distinguished, and the subsequent evolution and radiation of these groups into distinctive lineages with many different species and interesting evolutionary transformations through… Expand
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