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Pliocene Canidae of Florida

S. David Webb

Pliocene Canidae of Florida

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Published by University of Florida in Gainesville .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Florida.
    • Subjects:
    • Canidae, Fossil -- Florida.,
    • Paleontology -- Pliocene.,
    • Paleontology -- Florida.

    • Edition Notes

      Statement[by] S. David Webb.
      SeriesBulletin of the Florida State Museum. Biological sciences, v. 14, no. 4, Bulletin of the Florida State Museum., v. 14, no. 4.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQH1 .F6 vol. 14, no. 4, QE882.C1 .F6 vol. 14, no. 4
      The Physical Object
      Pagination[273]-308 p.
      Number of Pages308
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5395995M
      LC Control Number72632276

      In most cases, the dominant male and female are the only pack members to breed. Their sister taxon is the Borophaginae with which they share an important modification of the lower carnassial, namely the presence Pliocene Canidae of Florida book a bicuspid talonid, which gives this tooth an additional function in mastication. The Pliocene formations on the Atlantic coast are chiefly marine marls; on the Gulf they are nonmarine sediments resulting from erosion. Though not the most massive borophagine by size or weight, it had a more highly evolved capacity to crunch bone than earlier, larger genera such as Epicyonwhich seems to be an evolutionary trend of the group Turner, These changes have been attributed to variations in both temperature and oceanic nutrient supplies in the region. An event for which the teller clearly held humans responsible.

      With the exception of the four-toed African wild dog Lycaon pictusfive toes are on the forefeet, but the pollex thumb is reduced and does not reach the ground. The Climate of the Pliocene was, on the whole, evidently cooler than that of the Miocene, as is shown by the changes in the character of the vegetation and of the marine shells. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 45 4 This means that many Florida fossil sites and species previously assigned to the later half of the Pliocene are now regarded as very early Pleistocene.

      On the coast of Zululand, southeastern Africa, a small area of continental Upper Pliocene has yielded a few fossil mammals, which suffice to show that Africa had already acquired the fauna which characterizes it now. In North America, rhinoceroses became extinct. The list includes an elephant, rhinoceroses, hippopotamuses, and several antelopes. Extant and recently extinct species All extant species of family Canidae are in subfamily Caninae. Others were wolf-like in characteristics.


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Pliocene Canidae of Florida by S. David Webb Download PDF Ebook

The similarities are probably due to the continuation of forms that migrated between the two areas late in the Miocene. In general, they are territorial or have a home range and sleep in the open, using their dens only for breeding and sometimes in bad weather. Purdy et al. Litopterns and the notoungulatesSouth American natives, were mostly wiped out, except for the macrauchenids and toxodontswhich managed to survive.

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These dates imply that the earliest dogs arose in the time of human hunter-gatherers and not agriculturists. Where such pack involvement in the feeding of the litter occurs, the breeding success rate is higher Pliocene Canidae of Florida book is the case where females split from the group and rear their pups in isolation.

One of the resulting lineages consisted of the gray fox Urocyon cinereoargentus and the now-extinct dire wolf Canis dirus.

Replace metastylid with metastyle. The dire wolf shared its habitat with the gray wolf. They are typically monogamousprovide paternal care to their offspring, have reproductive cycles with lengthy proestral and dioestral phases and have a copulatory tie during mating.

The Pliocene formations on the Atlantic coast are chiefly marine marls; on the Gulf they are nonmarine sediments resulting from erosion. His analysis also indicates that the Live Oak site is of similar age and older than indicated in Fig.

Courtesy of the Transvaal Museum, Pretoria, S. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 45 4 With the exceptions of the bush dograccoon dog and some domestic breedscanids have relatively long legs and lithe bodies, adapted for chasing prey.

Pliocene Mollusca South Florida

The ratio between the trigonid and the talonid indicates a carnivore's dietary habits, with Pliocene Canidae of Florida book larger trigonid indicating a hypercarnivore and a larger talonid indicating a more omnivorous diet.

However, the most recent common ancestor of the South American canids lived in North America some 4 Mya and more than one incursion across the new land bridge is likely.

Journal of Quaternary Science 25 2 Grazing glyptodontsbrowsing giant ground sloths and smaller caviomorph rodentspampatheresand armadillos did the opposite, migrating to the north and thriving there.

DNA analysis shows that the first three form monophyletic clades. A study of the estimated bite force at the canine teeth of a large sample of living and fossil Pliocene Canidae of Florida book predators, when adjusted for their body mass, found that for placental mammals the bite force at the canines was greatest in the extinct dire wolffollowed among the modern canids by the four hypercarnivores that often prey on animals larger than themselves: the African wild dogthe gray wolfthe dholeand the dingo Pinterest Elizabeth Rush.

Within a canid pack, there is a system of dominance so that the strongest, most experienced animals lead the pack. Our cladistic analysis predicts that the roots of the South American clade subtribe Cerdocyonina, sister taxon to E. The list includes an elephant, rhinoceroses, hippopotamuses, and several antelopes.Apr 26,  · Two genera and species of Antilocaprinae occur in Hemphillian (middle Pliocene) deposits of Florida.

Hexameryx simpsoni White bore three widely divergent horns above each orbit. The middle horn is more anteriorly directed in larger-horned galisend.com by: This section is from the book "An Introduction To Geology", by William B.

Scott. Also available from Amazon: An Introduction to Geology. The Pliocene Epoch. American. The Pliocene is not a conspicuous formation in this country, and only of comparatively late years has it been recognized at all on the Atlantic coast.

Florida also has some. The Canidae are the biological family of carnivorans that includes domestic dogs, wolves, foxes, jackals, coyotes, and many other lesser known extant (living) and extinct dog-like.Borophagus dudleyi ("devouring glutton") is an extinct species of the genus Borophagus of the subfamily Borophaginae, pdf group of canids endemic to North America from the late Hemphillian of the Miocene epoch ( Mya) through the Pliocene epoch ( Mya).

Borophagus dudleyi existed for approximately million galisend.com: Canidae.Download pdf D. S., MacFadden B. J., et al () Integrated geochronology of a classic Pliocene fossil site in Florida: Linking marine and terrestrial biochronologies, Journal of Geology 99 5, Emslie S.

D. () Two new late Blancan avifaunas from Florida and the extinction of wetland birds in the Plio-Pleistocene, Natural History Museum of.Miocene vertebrates from Florida.

Miocene land mammals from Florida, by George Ebook Simpson. New heteromyid rodents from the Miocene of Florida, by Albert Elmer Wood. Aphelops from the Hawthorn formation of Florida, (FGS: Bulletin 10). Name/Creator.