By Francisco J. Goin, Michael O. Woodburne, Ana Natalia Zimicz, Gabriel M. Martin, Laura Chornogubsky
This ebook summarizes significant features of the evolution of South American metatherians, together with their epistemologic, phylogenetic, biogeographic, faunal, tectonic, paleoclimatic, and metabolic contexts. a short assessment of the evolution of every significant South American lineage ("Ameridelphia", Sparassodonta, Didelphimorphia, Paucituberculata, Microbiotheria, and Polydolopimorphia) is provided. It is argued that as a result of physiological constraints, metatherian evolution heavily the stipulations imposed through international temperatures. typically phrases, through the Paleocene and the early Eocene a number of radiations of metatherian lineages happened, with many adaptive forms exploiting insectivorous, frugivorous, and omnivorous adaptive zones. In flip, a mix of generalized and really expert forms, the latter generally exploiting carnivorous and granivorous-folivorous adaptive zones, characterised the second one half the Cenozoic. In either classes, weather was once the serious driving force in their radiation and turnovers.
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