Spatial Response of Mammals to Late Quaternary Environmental Fluctuations

  title={Spatial Response of Mammals to Late Quaternary Environmental Fluctuations},
  author={Russell W. Graham and Ernest L. Lundelius and Mary Ann Graham and Erich K. Schroeder and Rickard Toomey and Elaine Susan Anderson and Anthony D Barnosky and James Alexander Scott Burns and Charles S. Churcher and Donald K. Grayson and Russell D. Guthrie and Charles R. Harington and George T. Jefferson and Larry D. Martin and H. Gregory McDonald and Richard E. Morlan and Holmes A. Semken and Stephen D. Webb and Lars Werdelin and Michael Clayton Wilson},
  pages={1601 - 1606}
Analyses of fossil mammal faunas from 2945 localities in the United States demonstrate that the geographic ranges of individual species shifted at different times, in different directions, and at different rates in response to late Quaternary environmental fluctuations. The geographic pattern of faunal provinces was similar for the late Pleistocene and late Holocene, but differing environmental gradients resulted in dissimilar species composition for these biogeographic regions. Modern… 

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