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Title Paleontology and geology of Laetoli : human evolution in context. Volume 2, Fossil hominins and the associated fauna / edited by Terry Harrison
Published Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 600 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Vertebrate paleobiology and paleoanthropology series
Vertebrate paleobiology and paleoanthropology.
Contents Introduction : The Laetoli hominins and associated fauna / Terry Harrison -- Rodents / Christiane Denys -- The lower third premolar of Serengetilagus praecapensis (Mammalia: Lagomorpha: Leporidae) from Laetoli, Tanzania / Alisa J. Winkler and Yukimitsu Tomida -- Macroscelidea / Alisa J. Winkler -- Galagidae (Lorisoidea, Primates) / Terry Harrison -- Cercopithecids (Cercopithecidae, Primates) / Terry Harrison -- Hominins from the Upper Laetolil and Upper Ndolanya beds, Laetoli / Terry Harrison -- Carnivora / Lars Werdelin and Reihaneh Dehghani -- Proboscidea / William J. Sanders -- Orycteropodidae / Terry Harrison -- Rhinocerotidae / Elina Hernesniemi [and others] -- Equidae / Miranda Armour-Chelu and Raymond L. Bernor -- Suidae / Laura C. Bishop -- Giraffidae / Chris A. Robinson -- Bovidae / Alan W. Gentry -- Amphibia and Squamata / Jean-Claude Rage and Salvador Bailon -- Tortoises (Chelonii, Testudinidae) / Terry Harrison -- Aves / Antoine Louchart -- Beetles (Insecta: Coleoptera) / Frank-T. Krell and Wolfgang Schawaller -- Lepidoptera, Insecta / Ian J. Kitching and S. Sadler -- Trace fossils interpreted in relation to the extant termite fauna at Laetoli, Tanzania / Johanna P.E.C. Darlington -- Gastropoda / Peter Tattersfield
Summary This volume 2 and its companion volume 1 present the results of new investigations into the geology, paleontology and paleoecology of the early hominin site of Laetoli in northern Tanzania. The site is one of the most important paleontological and paleoanthropological sites in Africa, worldrenowned for the discovery of fossils of the early hominin Australopithecus afarensis, as well as remarkable trails of its footprints. The first volume provides new evidence on the geology, geochronology, ecology, ecomorphology and taphonomy of the site. The second volume describes newly discovered fossil hominins and associated fauna
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Paleontology -- Tanzania -- Laetoli Site.
Laetoli Site (Tanzania)
Form Electronic book
Author Harrison, Terry.
ISBN 904819962X (electronic bk.)
9789048199624 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Fossil hominins and the associated fauna