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Title Neogene paleontology of the Manonga Valley, Tanzania : a window into the evolutionary history of East Africa / edited by Terry Harrison.

Published New York : Plenum Press, [1997]


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Physical description 1 online resource (xix, 418 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series Topics in geobiology ; volume 14
Topics in geobiology ; v. 14.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: paleontological and geological research in the Manonga Valley, Tanzania / Terry Harrison, Michael L. Mbago -- Detailed stratigraphy of the Neogene sediments at Tinde and other localities in the central Manonga Basin / Jacques Verniers -- Mineralogyof the Wembere-Manonga Formation, Manonga Valley, Tanzania, and the possible provenance of the sediments / Medard Mutakyahwa -- Paleoecology and taphonomy of fossil localities in the Manonga Valley, Tanzania / Terry Harrison -- Fossil ruminants (Mammalia) from the Manonga Valley, Tanzania / Alan W. Gentry -- The anatomy, paleobiology, and phylogentic relationships of the Hippopotamidae (Mammalia, Artiodactyla) from the Manonga Valley, Tanzania / Terry Harrison -- Fossil suids from the Manonga Valley, Tanzania / Laura C. Bishop -- Later Neogene hipparions from the Manonga Valley, Tanzania / Raymond L. Bernor, Miranda Armour-Chelu -- Fossil Proboscidea from the Wembere-Manonga Formation, Manonga Valley, Tanzania / William J. Sanders -- Systematics, paleobiogeography, and paleoenvironmental significance of rodents from the Ibole Member, Manonga Valley, Tanzania / Alisa J. Winkler -- Fossil fish from the Manonga Valley, Tanzania: description, paleoecology and biogeographic relationships / Kathlyn M. Stewart -- Late Cenozoic freshwater mollusks of theWembere-Manonga Formation, Manonga Valley, Tanzania / Dirk Van Damme, Achilles Gautier -- paleontology and biochronology of fossil localities in the Manonga Valley, Tanzania / Terry Harrison, Eric Baker -- Hominid origins: a view from the Manonga Valley / Terry Harrison.
Summary Contributions to this volume detail paleontologic research in Manonga Valley, and shed important light on the evolutionary development of eastern Africa. Chapters provide novel insights into the taxonomy, paleobiology, ecology, and zoogeographic relationships of African faunas, as well as lay the foundation for future geological, paleontological, and paleoecological studies in this important area. The book concludes with a discussion of the importance of investigations on broader geographical sites, including the Manonga Valley, for human evolution research. The text is supported by 143 illustrations.
Notes Description based on print version record.
Other author Harrison, Terry.
Subject Paleontology -- Neogene.
Animals, Fossil -- Tanzania -- Manonga Valley.
Geology, Stratigraphic -- Neogene.
Geology -- Tanzania -- Manonga Valley.
Pal⥯ntologie -- Tanzanie -- Manonga (Vall⥥ du).
N⥯g᥮e -- Tanzanie -- Manonga (Vall⥥ du).
Animals, Fossil.
Geology, Stratigraphic.
Neogene Geologic Period.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781475726831 (electronic bk.)
147572683X (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-1-4757-2683-1