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Postcranial skeletal morphology in living and fossil African Suidae

Bishop, LC Postcranial skeletal morphology in living and fossil African Suidae. In: Melletti, M and Meijaard, E, (eds.) Ecology, Evolution and Management of Wild Pigs and Peccaries. Implications for Conservation. Cambridge University Press. (Accepted)

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Abstract

This paper examines the postcranial adaptations and functional morphology of modern and fossil Afrotropical pigs, particularly as they relate to habitat preference. Pigs are large bodied dietary generalists (Hatley & Kappelman 1980). Fossil pigs are widespread and relatively common in the African fossil record, which gives us the opportunity to examine their skeletons in the past and in the present. In East Africa, where their fossil record is particularly good, their evolutionary history is relatively well known and is the basis for biostratigraphic correlations throughout the continent (Cooke 1967 et seq; Cooke and Wilkinson 1978; Harris & White 1979; Harris 1983).

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Natural Sciences and Psychology
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date Deposited: 13 Dec 2016 10:50
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2017 08:57
Editors: Melletti, M and Meijaard, E
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/5083

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