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