By Felix G. Marx,Olivier Lambert,Mark D. Uhen

ISBN-10: 1118561279

ISBN-13: 9781118561270

ISBN-10: 1118561538

ISBN-13: 9781118561539

Cetaceans (whales, dolphins, and porpoises) have involved and bewildered people all through historical past. Their mammalian affinities were lengthy famous, yet precisely which staff of terrestrial mammals they descend from has, till lately, remained at nighttime. fresh many years have produced a flurry of latest fossil cetaceans, extending their fossil background to over 50 million years in the past. in addition to new insights from genetics and developmental stories, those discoveries have helped to elucidate where of cetaceans between mammals, and enriched our realizing in their distinctive diversifications for feeding, locomotion and sensory structures. Their always bettering fossil list and successive transformation into hugely really expert marine mammals have made cetaceans a textbook case of evolution - as iconic in its personal means because the foundation of birds from dinosaurs. This publication goals to summarize our present knowing of cetacean evolution for the intense pupil and novice utilizing images, drawings, charts and illustrations.

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