Dogs their fossil relatives and evolutionary history / Xiaoming Wang, Richard H. Tedford ; illustrations by Mauricio Antón.
Xiaoming Wang and Richard H. Tedford combine their research with Mauricio Antón's impeccable reconstructions to present a remarkable portrait of canids over the past 40 million years. Wang and Tedford cull their history from the most recent scientific research conducted on the vast collections...
New York ; Chichester :
Columbia University Press,
- Cover; Half title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Methods of Study and the Place of Dogs in Nature; 2. The Origin of Canids and Other Doglike Carnivorous Mammals; 3. Diversity: Who Is Who in the Dog Family; 4. Anatomy and Function: How the Parts Work; 5. Hunting and Social Activity; 6. Changing Environments and Canid Evolution; 7. Going Places: Braving New Worlds; 8. Domestic Dogs; Appendix 1. Canid Species and Classification; Appendix 2. Phylogenetic Tree of the Family Canidae; Glossary; Further Reading; Index; List of Plates.