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Fossil Mammals of Asia: Neogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology

Edited by Xiaoming Wang, Lawrence J. Flynn, and Mikael Fortelius

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May, 2013
Cloth, 752 pages, Figures: 143,
ISBN: 978-0-231-15012-5
$99.50 / £68.50

Introduction: Toward a Continental Asian Biostratigraphic and Geochronologic Framework, by Xiao-ming Wang, Lawrence J. Flynn, and Mikael Fortelius

Part I. East Asia

1. Neogene Land Mammal Stages/Ages of China: Toward the Goal to Establish an Asian Land Mammal Stage/Age Scheme, by Zhan-xiang Qiu, Zhu-ding Qiu, Tao Deng, Chuan-kui Li, Zhao-qun Zhang, Ban-yue Wang, and Xiao-ming Wang

2. North China Neogene Biochronology: A Chinese Standard, by Michael O. Woodburne, Richard H. Tedford, and Everett H. Lindsay

3. A Single Point Base Definition of the Xiejian Age as an Exemplar for Refining Chinese Land Mammal Ages, by Jin Meng, Jie Ye, Wen-yu Wu, Xi-jun Ni, and Shun-dong Bi

4. Early Miocene Xiejiahe and Sihong Fossil Localities and Their Faunas, Eastern China, by Zhu-ding Qiu and Zhan-xiang Qiu

5. Neogene Faunal Succession and Biochronology of Central Nei Mongol (Inner Mongolia), by Zhu-ding Qiu, Xiao-ming Wang, and Qiang Li

6. Mammalian Biochronology of the Late Miocene Bahe Formation, by Zhao-qun Zhang, Anu Kaakinen, Li-ping Liu, Juha Pekka Lunkka, Sevket Sen, Wulf A. Gose, Zhu-ding Qiu, Shao-hua Zheng, and Mikael Fortelius

7. Stratigraphy and Paleoecology of the Classical Dragon Bone Localities of Baode County, Shaanxi Province, by Anu Kaakinen, Benjamin H. Passey, Zhao-qun Zhang, Li-ping Liu, Lauri J. Pesonen, and Mikael Fortelius

8. Review of the Litho-, Bio-, and Chronostratigraphy in the Nihewan Basin, Hebei, China, by Bao-quan Cai, Shao-hua Zheng, Joseph C. Liddicoat, and Qiang Li

9. Late Cenozoic Biostratigraphy of the Linxia Basin, Northwestern China, by Tao Deng, Zhan-xiang Qiu, Ban-yue Wang, Xiao-ming Wang, and Su-kuan Hou

10. Neogene Mammalian Biostratigraphy and Geochronology of the Tibetan Plateau, by Xiao-ming Wang, Qiang Li, Zhu-ding Qiu, Guang-pu Xie, Ban-yue Wang, Zhan-xiang Qiu, Zhijie J. Tseng, Gary T. Takeuchi, and Tao Deng

11. Hominoid-Producing Localities and Biostratigraphy in Yunnan, by Wei Dong and Guo-qin Qi

12. Miocene Land Mammals and Stratigraphy of Japan, by Yukimitsu Tomida, Hideo Nakaya, Haruo Saegusa, Kazunori Miyata, and Akira Fukuchi

13. Pliocene Land Mammals of Japan, by Ryohei Nakagawa, Yoshinari Kawamura, and Hiroyuki Taruno

Part II. South and Southeast Asia

14. The Siwaliks and Neogene Evolutionary Biology in South Asia, by Lawrence J. Flynn, Everett H. Lindsay, David Pilbeam, S. Mahmood Raza, Michele E. Morgan, John C. Barry, Catherine E. Badgley, Anna K. Behrensmeyer, I. U. Cheema, Abdul Rahim Rajpar, and Neil D. Opdyke

15. The Neogene Siwaliks of the Potwar Plateau, Pakistan, by John C. Barry, Anna K. Behrensmeyer, Catherine E. Badgley, Lawrence J. Flynn, Hannele Peltonen, I. U. Cheema, David Pilbeam, Everett H. Lindsay, S. Mahmood Raza, Abdul Rahim Rajpar, and Michele E. Morgan

16. Mammalian Neogene Biostratigraphy of the Sulaiman Province, Pakistan, by Pierre-Olivier Antoine, Gregoire Métais, Maeva J. Orliac, J.-Y. Crochet, Lawrence J. Flynn, Laurent Marivaux, Abdul Rahim Rajpar, G. Roohi, and Jean-Loup Welcomme

17. Indian Neogene Siwalik Mammalian Biostratigraphy: An Overview, by Rajeev Patnaik

18. Paleobiogeography and South Asian Small Mammals: Neogene Latitudinal Faunal Variation, by Lawrence J. Flynn and Wilma Wessels

19. Advances in the Biochronology and Biostratigraphy of the Continental Neogene of Myanmar, by Olivier Chavasseau, Aung Aung Khyaw, Yaowalak Chaimanee, Pauline Coster, Edouard-Georges Emonet, Aung Naing Soe, Mana Rugbumrung, Soe Thura Tun, and Jean-Jacques Jaeger

Part III. North and Central Asia

20. Miocene Mammal Biostratigraphy of Central Mongolia (Valley of Lakes): New Results, by Gudrun Daxner-Höck, Demchig Badamgarav, Margarita Erbajeva, and Ursula Bettina Göhlich

21. Late Cenozoic Mammal Faunas of the Baikalian Region: Composition, Biochronology, Dispersal, and Correlation with Central Asia, by Margarita Erbajeva and Nadezhda Alexeeva

22. New Data on Miocene Biostratigraphy and Paleoclimatology of Olkhon Island (Lake Baikal, Siberia), by Gudrun Daxner-Höck, Madelaine Böhme, and Annette Kossler

Part IV. West Asia and Adjacent Regions

23. Late Miocene Mammal Localities of Eastern Europe and Western Asia: Toward Biostratigraphic Synthesis, by Eleonora Vangengeim and Alexey S. Tesakov

24. Late Miocene (Turolian) Vertebrate Faunas from Southern European Russia, by Vadim V. Titov and Alexey S. Tesakov

25. Recent Advances in Paleobiological Research of the Late Miocene Maragheh Fauna, Northwest Iran, by Majid Mirzaie Ataabadi, Raymond L. Bernor, Dimitris S. Kostopoulos, Dominik Wolf, Zahra Orak, Gholamreza Zare, Hideo Nakaya, Mahito Watabe, and Mikael Fortelius

26. A Review of the Neogene Succession of the Muridae and Dipodidae from Anatolia with Special Reference to Taxa Known from Asia and/or Europe, by Hans de Bruijn, Engin Ünay, and Kees Hordijk

27. Late Miocene Fossils from the Baynunah Formation, United Arab Emirates: Summary of a Decade of New Work, by Faysal Bibi, Andrew Hill, Mark Beech, and Walid Yasin

28. Neogene Mammal Biostratigraphy and Chronology of Greece, by George D. Koufos

Part V. Zoogeography and Paleoecology

29. Continental-Scale Patterns in Neogene Mammal Community Evolution and Biogeography: A Europe-Asia Perspective, by Majid Mirzaie Ataabadi, Liping Liu, Jussi T. Eronen, Raymond L. Bernor, and Mikael Fortelius

30. Intercontinental Dispersals of Sicistine Rodents (Sicistinae, Dipodidae, Rodentia) Between Eurasia and North America, by Yuri Kimura

31. Paleodietary Comparisons of Ungulates Between the Late Miocene of China and Pikermi and Samos in Greece, by Nikos Solounias, Gina Semprebon, Matthew Mihlbachler, and Florent Rivals

List of Contributors

Taxonomic Index

General Index

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About the Author

Xiaoming Wang is a curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County and has been studying fossil land mammals in Asia, especially carnivores, for nearly twenty years. He has led numerous field expeditions in northern China, primarily in Inner Mongolia and the Tibetan Plateau. He is the lead author of Dogs: Their Fossil Relatives and Evolutionary History.

Lawrence J. Flynn is assistant director of the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University and a vertebrate paleontologist specializing in Asian studies. He is a longtime coinvestigator on the Siwalik Series of Pakistan and India, Miocene deposits well known for their richness, including large hominoids. He is also coinvestigator with Chinese and American scholars on diverse fossil deposits in several Chinese provinces, including the Late Neogene Yushe Basin.

Mikael Fortelius is professor of evolutionary paleontology at the University of Helsinki and has conducted field-based research in Asia for more than twenty years, particularly in Turkey and China. He is a leader in the field of paleodiet reconstruction and the use of mammalian ecometrics in paleobiological research. Since 1992, he has coordinated the international NOW database of Neogene mammal localities and species of the Old World. He is the lead editor of Geology and Paleontology of the Miocene Sinap Formation, Turkey.

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