Comparative osteology of early Tertiary tapiromorphs (Mammalia, Perissodactyla)
作者单位: 1Department of Biological Sciences, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ 08028-1701, USA
刊名: Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 2001, Vol.132 (1), pp.1-54
来源数据库: Elsevier Journal
DOI: 10.1006/zjls.2000.0262
关键词: Tapiromorpha – perissodactyls – osteology – skull – postcranial
原始语种摘要: Abstract(#br)Characters of cranial and postcranial osteology provide important data for examining the interordinal relationships of mammals. Understanding variation in the cranial and postcranial skeleton is necessary for adequately representing ancestral character states for each mammalian order. This paper provides a comprehensive description and discussion of cranial and postcranial osteology in one of the major perissodactyl lineages, the Tapiromorpha, the lineage including the extant rhinoceroses and tapirs and their fossil relatives. Tapiromorph skeletal morphology is described, and tapiromorphs are compared to each other, to other perissodactyls, and to a number of other eutherians. Characters of potential phylogenetic significance are emphasized. A phylogenetic analysis of...
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