Oligocene mammals from Ethiopia and faunal exchange between Afro-Arabia and Eurasia

@article{Kappelman2003OligoceneMF,
  title={Oligocene mammals from Ethiopia and faunal exchange between Afro-Arabia and Eurasia},
  author={John Kappelman and D. Rasmussen and W. J. Sanders and M. Feseha and T. Bown and Peter Copeland and J. Crabaugh and J. Fleagle and M. Glantz and Adam L. Gordon and B. Jacobs and Murat Maga and Kathleen M Muldoon and Aaron D. Pan and L. Pyne and B. Richmond and T. Ryan and E. R. Seiffert and Ş. Şen and L. Todd and M. Wiemann and A. Winkler},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2003},
  volume={426},
  pages={549-552}
}
  • John Kappelman, D. Rasmussen, +19 authors A. Winkler
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Nature
  • Afro-Arabian mammalian communities underwent a marked transition near the Oligocene/Miocene boundary at approximately 24 million years (Myr) ago. Although it is well documented that the endemic paenungulate taxa were replaced by migrants from the Northern Hemisphere, the timing and evolutionary dynamics of this transition have long been a mystery because faunas from about 32 to 24 Myr ago are largely unknown. Here we report a late Oligocene fossil assemblage from Ethiopia, which constrains the… CONTINUE READING

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