The impact of regional climate on the evolution of mammals: A case study using fossil horses

Jussi Eronen, Alistair Evans, Mikael Fortelius, Jukka Jernvall

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Abstract

One of the classic examples of faunal turnover in the fossil record is the Miocene transition from faunas dominated by anchitheriine horses with low-crowned molar teeth to faunas with hipparionine horses characterized by high-crowned teeth. The spread of hipparionine horses is associated with increased seasonality and the expansion of open habitats.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)398 - 408
Number of pages11
JournalEvolution
Volume64
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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