Evolutionary History of Bats: Fossils, Molecules and Morphology
By Gunnell, Gregg F. and Simmons, Nancy B. (editors)
Pp. xii, 560; numerous black-and-white photos, line-drawings, graphs and maps, 8-page color section of photos and diagrams at center of book (p. 340). Pictorial color laminated boards (hardcover), lg 8vo. This is the hardcover first edition. Advances in morphological and molecular methods continue to uncover new information on the origin and evolution of bats. Presenting some of the most remarkable discoveries and research involving living and fossil bats, this book explores their evolutionary history from a range of perspectives. Phylogenetic studies based on both molecular and morphological data have established a framework of evolutionary relationships that provides a context for understanding many aspects of bat biology and diversification. In addition to detailed studies of the relationships and diversification of bats, the topics covered include the mechanisms and evolution of powered flight, evolution and enhancement of echolocation, feeding ecology, population genetic structure, ontogeny and growth of facial form, functional morphology and evolution of body size. The book also examines the fossil history of bats from their beginnings over 50 million years ago to their diversification into one of the most globally wide-spread orders of mammals living today (from the back cover). No ownership marks.
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Publisher Place||New York|
|Date Published Estimated||No|
|Number of Volumes||1|
|Condition Description||A fine (new) copy.|