The Origin and Evolution of Mammals
Mammals are the dominant large animals of today, occurring virtually everywhere. This is an account of the 320 million year long fossil record that documents their origin, their period as no more than small nocturnal creatures and their explosive radiation since the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Also unveils the molecular evidence which, coupled with important new fossils, is challenging current thinking on the interrelationships and historical biogeography of mammals.
- ISBN: 9780198507611
- Stock Code: 8507611
- Format: Paperback
- Published: 2004