By Francisco Goin,Michael Woodburne,Ana Natalia Zimicz,Gabriel M. Martin,Laura Chornogubsky
This booklet summarizes significant points of the evolution of South American metatherians, together with their epistemologic, phylogenetic, biogeographic, faunal, tectonic, paleoclimatic, and metabolic contexts. a quick review of the evolution of every significant South American lineage ("Ameridelphia", Sparassodonta, Didelphimorphia, Paucituberculata, Microbiotheria, and Polydolopimorphia) is provided. It is argued that as a result of physiological constraints, metatherian evolution heavily the stipulations imposed by way of worldwide temperatures. commonly phrases, throughout the Paleocene and the early Eocene a number of radiations of metatherian lineages happened, with many adaptive kinds exploiting insectivorous, frugivorous, and omnivorous adaptive zones. In flip, a mix of generalized and really good kinds, the latter often exploiting carnivorous and granivorous-folivorous adaptive zones, characterised the second one half the Cenozoic. In either sessions, weather was once the severe motive force in their radiation and turnovers.
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A Brief History of South American Metatherians: Evolutionary Contexts and Intercontinental Dispersals (Springer Earth System Sciences) by Francisco Goin,Michael Woodburne,Ana Natalia Zimicz,Gabriel M. Martin,Laura Chornogubsky