The Relation of Social Evolution and Dispersal in Ungulates During the Pleistocene, with Emphasis on the old World Deer and the Genus Bison

@article{Geist1971TheRO,
  title={The Relation of Social Evolution and Dispersal in Ungulates During the Pleistocene, with Emphasis on the old World Deer and the Genus Bison},
  author={V. Geist},
  journal={Quaternary Research},
  year={1971},
  volume={1},
  pages={285-315}
}
  • V. Geist
  • Published 1971
  • Biology
  • Quaternary Research
The evolution of Pleistocene mammals is characterized by giantism and in the ungulates by the appearance of huge and often bizarre horns, antlers, ossicones, and tusks. An earlier study of sheep (Ovis) led to a theory explaining these phenomena. This theory, termed the “dispersal theory,” is described briefly and then applied to the evolution of Old World deer (Cervinea, Baird, 1857). It is shown that the zoogeography and physical characteristics of Old World deer follow the predictions of this… Expand
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