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Title Ardipithecus kadabba : late Miocene evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia / edited by Yohannes Haile-Selassie and Giday WoldeGabriel
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2009]
©2009
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 641 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series The Middle Awash series
Middle Awash series.
Contents Stratigraphy of the Adu-Asa Formation / Giday WoldeGabriel [and others] -- Volcanic record of the Adu-Asa Formation / William K. Hart [and others] -- Geochronology / Paul R. Renne [and others] -- Small mammals / Henry B. Wesselman, Michael T. Black, and Mesfin Asnake -- Cercopithecidae / Stephen R. Frost, Yohannes Haile-Selassie, and Leslea Hlusko -- Hominidae / Yohannes Haile-Selassie, Gen Suwa, and Tim White -- Carnivora / Yohannes Haile-Selassie and F. Clark Howell -- Bovidae / Yohannes Haile-Selassie, Elisabeth S. Vrba, and Faysal Bibi -- Suidae / Yohannes Haile-Selassie -- Hippopotamidae / Jean-Renaud Boisserie and Yohannes Haile-Selassie -- Giraffidae / Yohannes Haile-Selassie -- Equidae / Raymond L. Bernor and Yohannes Haile-Selassie -- Rhinocerotidae / Ioannis X. Giaourtsakis, Cesur Pehlevan, and Yohannes Haile-Selassie -- Proboscidea / Haruo Saegusa and Yohannes Haile-Selassie -- Tubulidentata / Thomas Lehmann -- Paleoenvironment / Denise F. Su [and others] -- Paleobiogeography / Raymond L. Bernor, Lorenzo Rook, and Yohannes Haile-Selassie -- Biochronology, faunal turnover, and evolution / Yohannes Haile-Selassie [and others]
Summary The second volume in a series dedicated to fossil discoveries made in the Afar region of Ethiopia, this work contains the definitive description of the geological context and paleoenvironment of the early hominid Ardipithecus kadabba. This research by an international team describes Middle Awash late Miocene faunal assemblages recovered from sediments firmly dated to between 5.2 and 5.8 million years ago. Compared to other assemblages of similar age, the Middle Awash record is unparalleled in taxonomic diversity, composed of 2,760 specimens representing at least sixty five mammalian genera. Th
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 597-629) and index
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Subject Ardipithecus kadabba.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Ethiopia -- Middle Awash.
Fossil hominids -- Ethiopia -- Middle Awash.
Paleoanthropology -- Ethiopia -- Middle Awash.
Paleontology -- Miocene.
Paleontology -- Ethiopia -- Middle Awash.
Middle Awash (Ethiopia) -- Antiquities.
Form Electronic book
Author Haile-Selassie, Yohannes, 1961-
WoldeGabriel, Giday.
ISBN 0520942507 (electronic bk.)
9780520942509 (electronic bk.)