Selected features of the desmostylian skeleton and their phylogenetic implications. American Museum novitates ; no. 2870

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dc.contributor.author Novacek, Michael J. en_US
dc.contributor.author Wyss, André R. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T18:08:35Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T18:08:35Z
dc.date.issued 1987 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5190
dc.description 8 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 7-8). en_US
dc.description.abstract "According to several standard descriptions, desmostylians lack certain specializations shared by proboscideans, sirenians, and hyracoids. These specializations are amastoidy and the serial arrangement of the carpals with the concomitant loss of contact between the lunar and unciform. We argue that original descriptions of desmostylians pertaining to these traits are either in error, or have alternative phylogenetic implications. Hence, comparisons of these conditions do not exclude desmostylians from the superordinal group Tethytheria (proboscideans and sirenians) or the more inclusive Paenungulata (tethytheres and hyracoids)"--P. [1]. en_US
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dc.language eng en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 2870 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2870, 1987 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Desmostylia. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Skeleton. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals -- Phylogeny. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Mammals, Fossil. en_US
dc.title Selected features of the desmostylian skeleton and their phylogenetic implications. American Museum novitates ; no. 2870 en_US
dc.title.alternative Desmostylian skeleton en_US
dc.type text en_US

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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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