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Evolutionary History of Bats

Fossils, Molecules and Morphology

Evolutionary History of Bats by Gregg F. Gunnell
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Advances in morphological and molecular methods continue to uncover new information on the origin and evolution of bats. Presenting some of the most remarkable discoveries and research involving living and fossil bats, this book explores their evolutionary history from a range of perspectives. Phylogenetic studies based on both molecular and morphological data have established a framework of evolutionary relationships that provides a context for understanding many aspects of bat biology and diversification. In addition to detailed studies of the relationships and diversification of bats, the topics covered include the mechanisms and evolution of powered flight, evolution and enhancement of echolocation, feeding ecology, population genetic structure, ontogeny and growth of facial form, functional morphology and evolution of body size. The book also examines the fossil history of bats from their beginnings over 50 million years ago to their diversification into one of the most globally wide-spread orders of mammals living today.
Cambridge University Press; March 2012
584 pages; ISBN 9781139209304
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Title: Evolutionary History of Bats
Author: Gregg F. Gunnell; Nancy B. Simmons
 
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1139210769
9780521768245
9781139209304
9781139210768
9781139215800