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The Evolution of Maximum Body Size of Terrestrial Mammals

The extinction of dinosaurs at the Cretaceous/Paleogene (K/Pg) boundary was the seminal event that opened the door for the subsequent diversification of terrestrial mammals. Our compilation of maximum body size at the ordinal level by sub-epoch shows a near-exponential increase after the K/Pg. On... Full description

1st Person: Smith, Felisa A.
Additional Persons: Boyer, Alison G. verfasserin; Brown, James H. verfasserin; Costa, Daniel P. verfasserin; Dayan, Tamar verfasserin; Ernest, S. K. Morgan verfasserin; Evans, Alistair R. verfasserin; Fortelius, Mikael verfasserin; Gittleman, John L. verfasserin; Hamilton, Marcus J. verfasserin; Harding, Larisa E. verfasserin; Lintulaakso, Kari verfasserin; Lyons, S. Kathleen verfasserin; McCain, Christy verfasserin; Okie, Jordan G. verfasserin; Saarinen, Juha J. verfasserin; Sibly, Richard M. verfasserin; Stephens, Patrick R. verfasserin; Theodor, Jessica verfasserin; Uhen, Mark D. verfasserin
Source: in Science Vol. 330, No. 6008 (2010), p. 1216-1219
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Type of Publication: Article
Language: English
Published: 2010
Keywords: research-article
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