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Main Title Mammalian Evolutionary Morphology A Tribute to Frederick S. Szalay / [electronic resource] :
Author Sargis, Eric J.
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Dagosto, Marian.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2008
Call Number QL1-991
ISBN 9781402069970
Subjects Life sciences. ; Paleontology. ; Evolution (Biology). ; Zoology. ; Morphology (Animals). ; Vertebrates. ; Anthropology.
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Collation XXVIII, 441 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Non-primate Mammals -- Earliest Evidence of Deltatheroida (Mammalia: Metatheria) from the Early Cretaceous of North America -- Evolution of Hind Limb Proportions in Kangaroos (Marsupialia: Macropodoidea) -- Changing Views in Paleontology: The Story of a Giant (Megatherium, Xenarthra) -- Evolutionary Morphology of the Tenrecoidea (Mammalia) Forelimb Skeleton -- Postcranial Morphology of Apheliscus and Haplomylus (Condylarthra, Apheliscidae): Evidence for a Paleocene Holarctic Origin of Macroscelidea -- Postcranial Skeleton of the Upper Paleocene (Itaboraian) "Condylarthra" (Mammalia) of Itaboraí Basin, Brazil -- Postcranial Osteology of Mammals from Salla, Bolivia (Late Oligocene): Form, Function, and Phylogenetic Implications -- Evolution of the Proximal Third Phalanx in Oligocene-Miocene Equids, and the Utility of Phalangeal Indices in Phylogeny Reconstruction -- Adaptive Zones and the Pinniped Ankle: A Three-Dimensional Quantitative Analysis of Carnivoran Tarsal Evolution -- Primates -- The Biogeographic Origins of Primates and Euprimates: East, West, North, or South of Eden? -- Evaluating the Mitten-Gliding Hypothesis for Paromomyidae and Micromomyidae (Mammalia, "Plesiadapiformes") Using Comparative Functional Morphology of New Paleogene Skeletons -- Morphological Diversity in the Skulls of Large Adapines (Primates, Adapiformes) and Its Systematic Implications -- Primate Tibiae from the Middle Eocene Shanghuang Fissure-Fillings of Eastern China -- Rooneyia, Postorbital Closure, and the Beginnings of the Age of Anthropoidea -- Epitensoric Position of the Chorda Tympani in Anthropoidea: a New Synapomorphic Character, with Remarks on the Fissura Glaseri in Primates -- Evolutionary Morphology of the Guenon Postcranium and Its Taxonomic Implications -- Analysis of Selected Hominoid Joint Surfaces Using Laser Scanning and Geometric Morphometrics: A Preliminary Report -- Comparative Primate Bone Microstructure: Records of Life History, Function, and Phylogeny. Frederick S. Szalay is a commanding figure - one of those Frederick Sigmund Szalay was born in Hungary on peerless inimitable people that leave a lasting impression November 15, 1938. In many ways he was the product of however briefly they are encountered. Passionate and fear- the war-torn years of World War II where as a child he spent less, he approaches his work, as he does everything else in months forced to live in the cellars of Budapest while bombs his life, with great gusto and verve and expects everyone were falling. Towards the end of the war this was followed by around him to do the same. To have worked with him was street combat between the German and Soviet forces, which alternately a terror and a blessing, but was in any case truly he witnessed firsthand when he and other small rascals m- inspirational. Students and colleagues alike were apprehen- aged to sneak upstairs from the cellar. As a 6-year-old at the sive of his much renowned (but in reality rarely displayed and end of 1944, he helped his uncle and some friends coax an usually deserved) critiques, but therefore all the more appre- unexploded 500 lb bomb down the stairs from the third floor ciative of his generously given honest praise and unwavering of the house where they lived. Having to scavenge for food confidence and support.