Record nummer 1933162
Titel The rise of horses : 55 million years of evolution
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Jens Lorenz Franzen ; transl. by Kirsten M. Brown
Auteur(s) Franzen, J.L.
Uitgever Baltimore, MD : Johns Hopkins University Press
Jaar van uitgave cop. 2010
Pagina's VIII, 211 p ill
ISBN 0801893739; 9780801893735
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Trefwoorden (cab) paarden / equidae / evolutie / beenderen / dieranatomie / fylogenie / paleozoölogie
Rubrieken Evolutie en fylogenie / Mammalia
Publicatie type Boek
Taal Engels
Toelichting (Engels) Long domesticated, related to rhinoceroses, and descended from a creature the size of a hare, horses are a fascinating study in evolution. The author's account explores the early evolution and eventual diversification of horse anatomy to explain how and why these once widespread and varied mammals became the common horses, zebras, and asses we know today. Beginning with their evolutionary rise roughly 55 million years ago, the author traces a history etched in fossils. He explains how improving body construction and energy balance allowed some horses to enter and thrive in new environments while others failed and became extinct.
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