Megafauna : Giant Beasts of Pleistocene South America
- Hardback | 448 pages
- 226 x 282 x 36mm | 1,519.98g
- 22 May 2013
- Indiana University Press
- Bloomington, IN, United States
- 11 color illus., 237 b&w illus.
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Table of contents
1. Paleontology and Science: What is Science?
2. Distinguished Paleomammalogists
3. Geologic and Ecological History of South America During the Cenozoic Era
4. North American Late Cenozoic Faunas
5. The Great American Biotic Interchange and Pleistocene Habitats in South America
7. Physics of the Giants
8. General Paleoecology
Appendix 1: A Primer on Skeletal Anatomy
Appendix 2: Skeletal Anatomy of Xenarthrans
Appendix 3: Equations Used to Estimate Body Masses Based on Dental and Skeletal Measurements and Their Respective Sources.
Appendix 4: Calculations
About Gerry De Iuliis
Sergio F. Vizcaino is Professor of Vertebrate Zoology at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata and researcher of the Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas working at the Museo de La Plata, Argentina. His research focuses on the paleobiology of South American fossil vertebrates, mostly mammals. He has participated in numerous field work seasons in Argentina and Antarctica. He was the President of the Asociacion Paleontologica Argentina.
Gerry De Iuliis is affiliated with the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto.