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Fossil Horses: Systematics, Paleobiology, and Evolution of the Family Equidae

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The family Equidae have an extensive fossil record spanning the past 58 million years, and the evolution of the horse has frequently been used as a classic example of long-term evolution. In recent years, however, there have been many important discoveries of fossil horses, and these, in conjunction with such new methods as cladistics, and techniques such as precise geochr ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Cambridge University Press (first published 1992)
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Lois Bujold
May 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Fossil Horses: Systematics, Paleobiology, and Evolution of the Family Equidae, by Bruce J. MacFadden. First published 1992. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-47708-5

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A few weeks ago, when out to visit my daughter, we took a day to drive around to the John Day fossil beds of Central Oregon, which were a revelation to both of us. The visitor center was particularly good, with a really primo display of well-selected goodies from the Age of Mammals found over the past century and a half of
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Ernie
Feb 23, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I bought this 11 years ago and finally read it. (There is hope for the other books on my shelves.) I bought it for work... I study horse genetics.... and referred to parts of it over the past 10 years. But I finally needed to read it, front to back, for a particular project. The book is great. I should have read it earlier. MacFadden writes well, explains a complex topic well and readily distinguishes between what is known, what is thought and what remains controversial. The last point is import ...more
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