Recent advances in South American mammalian paleontology.

@article{Flynn1998RecentAI,
  title={Recent advances in South American mammalian paleontology.},
  author={J. James Flynn and Andr{\'e} R. Wyss},
  journal={Trends in ecology & evolution},
  year={1998},
  volume={13 11},
  pages={
          449-54
        }
}
Recently discovered deposits containing terrestrial mammal fossils, together with multidisciplinary studies of classical sequences, have yielded dramatic insights into the biotic and environmental history of South America. Notable advances include several new fossil primate taxa, an improved chronology of two major immigration events (caviomorph rodents and new world monkeys), documentation of the oldest mammalian faunas dominated by grazing taxa (which suggests that grasslands appeared at… CONTINUE READING
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