The Fossil Record and Evolution of Bovidae : State of the Field

  title={The Fossil Record and Evolution of Bovidae : State of the Field},
  author={Faysal Bibi and Maia Bukhsianidze and Alan W. Gentry and Denis Geraads and Dimitris S. Kostopoulos and Elisabeth S. Vrba},
This paper presents a summary of the current state of knowledge on the evolution and fossil record of Bovidae and identifies topics and problems for further study. The earliest records of the different bovid tribes are reviewed, along with their geographic locations. Future work on the fossil bovid record should focus on: the reinvestigation of osteological characters that might distinguish early bovids from stem taxa; the late Miocene fossil record with respect to the evolutionary origins and… CONTINUE READING


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