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Endocasts of amphicyonid carnivorans. American Museum novitates ; no. 2694

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dc.contributor.author Radinsky, Leonard B. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-10-06T17:05:25Z
dc.date.available 2005-10-06T17:05:25Z
dc.date.issued 1980 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/3529
dc.description 11 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 11). en_US
dc.description.abstract "Endocranial casts of 10 genera of amphicyonids, ranging in age from about 35 my to 10 my, reveal evolutionary trends of increase in relative brain size and expansion and increased folding of the neocortex. Amphicyonids had a distinctive pattern of cerebral convolutions, characterized by the presence of a long ectolateral sulcus, a short sulcus between the caudal ends of the ectolateral and suprasylvian sulci, and a complete, unopercularized ectosylvian sulcus. The ectolateral sulcus is a derived character amphicyonids share with canids, in contrast to a derived feature of basicranial circulation that links amphicyonids to ursids"--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. 2694 en_US
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.2694, 1980 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Amphicyonidae. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Carnivora, Fossil. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Skull. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Casts. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Tertiary. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Neuroanatomy. en_US
dc.title Endocasts of amphicyonid carnivorans. American Museum novitates ; no. 2694 en_US
dc.title.alternative Amphicyonid carnivorans 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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