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Late Cenozoic Yushe Basin, Shanxi Province, China: Geology and Fossil Mammals

Volume II: Small Mammal Fossils of Yushe Basin

  • Lawrence J. Flynn
  • Wen-Yu Wu

Part of the Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology book series (VERT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Lawrence J. Flynn, Wen-Yu Wu
    Pages 1-10
  3. Lawrence J. Flynn, Wen-Yu Wu
    Pages 11-26
  4. Lawrence J. Flynn
    Pages 27-30
  5. Wen-Yu Wu, Lawrence J. Flynn
    Pages 31-57
  6. Zhu-Ding Qiu
    Pages 59-69
  7. Xiaofeng Xu, Qiang Li, Lawrence J. Flynn
    Pages 71-80
  8. Zhu-Ding Qiu
    Pages 81-86
  9. Shao-Hua Zheng
    Pages 89-121
  10. Wen-Yu Wu, Lawrence J. Flynn
    Pages 123-137
  11. Wen-Yu Wu, Lawrence J. Flynn
    Pages 139-151
  12. Lawrence J. Flynn, Wen-Yu Wu
    Pages 173-177
  13. Wen-Yu Wu, Lawrence J. Flynn, Zhu-Ding Qiu
    Pages 179-198
  14. Lawrence J. Flynn, Wen-Yu Wu
    Pages 199-204
  15. Lawrence J. Flynn, Wen-Yu Wu
    Pages 205-215
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 217-227

About this book

Introduction

This volume focuses on small mammal fossils from extinct Asian faunas of about 1 to 7 million years ago in North China.  These played a role in the emergence of vertebrate paleontology as a modern science in that country. This second volume of the sub-series Late Cenozoic Yushe Basin, Shanxi Province, China: Geology and Fossil Mammals in the Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology book series deals with a rich microfauna fossil record; megafauna follow in subsequent volumes.

 

This research on Yushe Basin fossils provides a view of changes in northeast Asian terrestrial faunas during the Late Neogene, and therefore is a key to the biochronology for a vast part of the continent. The faunas recovered by the multinational team working in this region represent changes in small mammal communities of the Yushe Basin, revealed on a finer time scale that has not been achieved previously. Detailed systematic studies on small mammal groups proceeded under the care of specialists are outlined in the chapters of this volume. Paleontologists, ecologists and evolutionary biologists will find this book appealing.

Keywords

small mammal fossils paleontology of Yushe micromammal paleontology Lipotyphla Lagomorphs Beavers and Squirrels Arvicoline Biochronology Murine Rodents Bamboo Rats and Porcupines Small Mammal Assemblages late cenozoic

Editors and affiliations

  • Lawrence J. Flynn
    • 1
  • Wen-Yu Wu
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Human Evolutionary BiologyHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.Laboratory of PaleomammalogyInstitute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-024-1050-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-024-1049-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-024-1050-1
  • Series Print ISSN 1877-9077
  • Series Online ISSN 1877-9085
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