By Francisco Goin,Michael Woodburne,Ana Natalia Zimicz,Gabriel M. Martin,Laura Chornogubsky
This booklet summarizes significant facets of the evolution of South American metatherians, together with their epistemologic, phylogenetic, biogeographic, faunal, tectonic, paleoclimatic, and metabolic contexts. a short evaluation of the evolution of every significant South American lineage ("Ameridelphia", Sparassodonta, Didelphimorphia, Paucituberculata, Microbiotheria, and Polydolopimorphia) is provided. It is argued that because of physiological constraints, metatherian evolution heavily the stipulations imposed by way of worldwide temperatures. normally phrases, throughout the Paleocene and the early Eocene a number of radiations of metatherian lineages happened, with many adaptive forms exploiting insectivorous, frugivorous, and omnivorous adaptive zones. In flip, a mix of generalized and really good kinds, the latter usually exploiting carnivorous and granivorous-folivorous adaptive zones, characterised the second one 1/2 the Cenozoic. In either classes, weather used to be the severe driving force in their radiation and turnovers.
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A Brief History of South American Metatherians: Evolutionary Contexts and Intercontinental Dispersals (Springer Earth System Sciences) by Francisco Goin,Michael Woodburne,Ana Natalia Zimicz,Gabriel M. Martin,Laura Chornogubsky