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Systematics and Faunal Dynamics of Fossil Squirrels from Porcupine Cave

H. Thomas Goodwin

in Biodiversity Response to Climate Change in the Middle Pleistocene

Published by University of California Press

Published in print February 2004 | ISBN: 9780520240827
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520930858 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520240827.003.0017
Systematics and Faunal Dynamics of Fossil Squirrels from Porcupine Cave

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This chapter discusses the fossil specimens of squirrels from Porcupine Cave, characterizing the taxonomic diversity and patterns of variation of the sciurid assemblage from various sites in Porcupine Cave. It also explores the implications of the sciurid assemblage for biostratigraphic reconstructions, and discusses the temporal environmental variation and evolutionary history of the Rocky Mountain Sciuridae.

Keywords: squirrels; Porcupine Cave; sciurid assemblage; biostratigraphic reconstructions; environment variation; Rocky Mountain; Sciuridae

Chapter.  15291 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Evolutionary Biology

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