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Fossil Mammals of Asia: Neogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology

Mikael Fortelius, Xiaoming Wang, and Lawrence Flynn


This book is devoted to the late Cenozoic (Neogene) mammalian biostratigraphy and geochronology of Asia. It employs cutting-edge biostratigraphic and geochemical dating methods to map the emergence of mammals across the continent. Written by specialists working in a variety of Asian regions, it uses data from fossil records to establish a geochronological framework for the evolution of land mammals. It shows how Asia's violent tectonic history has resulted in some of the world's most varied topography, and shows how the region's high mountain ranges and intense monsoon climates have spawned wi ... More

Keywords: fossils, Cenozoic period, biostratigraphy, Neogene, geochronology, land mammals, evolution, tectonic history, Asia, migration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780231150125
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231150125.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mikael Fortelius, editor
Peabody Museum, Harvard University

Xiaoming Wang, editor

Lawrence Flynn, editor

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Front Matter


Xiaoming Wang, Lawrence J. Flynn, and Mikael Fortelius

Part I East Asia

Chapter 1 Neogene Land Mammal Stages/Ages of China

Zhan-Xiang Qiu, Zhu-Ding Qiu, Tao Deng, Chuan-Kui Li, Zhao-Qun Zhang, Ban-Yue Wang, and Xiaoming Wang

Chapter 2 North China Neogene Biochronology

Michael O. Woodburne, Richard H. Tedford, and Everett H. Lindsay

Chapter 6 Mammalian Biochronology of the Late Miocene Bahe Formation

Zhao-Qun Zhang, Anu Kaakinen, Li-Ping Liu, Juha Pekka Lunkka, Sevket Sen, Wulf A. Gose, Zhu-Ding Qiu, Shao-Hua Zheng, and Mikael Fortelius

Chapter 7 Stratigraphy and Paleoecology of the Classical Dragon Bone Localities of Baode County, Shanxi Province

Anu Kaakinen, Benjamin H. Passey, Zhao-Qun Zhang, Li-Ping Liu, Lauri J. Pesonen, and Mikael Fortelius

Chapter 8 Review of the Litho-, Bio-, and Chronostratigraphy in the Nihewan Basin, Hebei, China

Bao-Quan Cai, Shao-Hua Zheng, Joseph C. Liddicoat, and Qiang Li

Chapter 9 Late Cenozoic Biostratigraphy of the Linxia Basin, Northwestern China

Tao Deng, Zhan-Xiang Qiu, Ban-Yue Wang, Xiaoming Wang, and Su-Kuan Hou

Chapter 10 Neogene Mammalian Biostratigraphy and Geochronology of the Tibetan Plateau

Xiaoming Wang, Qiang Li, Zhu-Ding Qiu, Guang-Pu Xie, Ban-Yue Wang, Zhan-Xiang Qiu, Zhijie J. Tseng, Gary T. Takeuchi, and Tao Deng

Chapter 12 Miocene Land Mammals and Stratigraphy of Japan

Yukimitsu Tomida, Hideo Nakaya, Haruo Saegusa, Kazunori Miyata, and Akira Fukuchi

Chapter 13 Pliocene Land Mammals of Japan

Ryohei Nakagawa, Yoshinari Kawamura, and Hiroyuki Taruno

Part II South and Southeast Asia

Chapter 14 The Siwaliks and Neogene Evolutionary Biology in South Asia

Lawrence J. Flynn, Everett H. Lindsay, David Pilbeam, S. Mahmood Raza, Michèle E. Morgan, John C. Barry, Catherine E. Badgley, Anna K. Behrensmeyer, I. U. Cheema, Abdul Rahim Rajpar, and Neil D. Opdyke

Chapter 15 The Neogene Siwaliks of the Potwar Plateau, Pakistan

John C. Barry, Anna K. Behrensmeyer, Catherine E. Badgley, Lawrence J. Flynn, Hannele Peltonen, I. U. Cheema, David Pilbeam, Everett H. Lindsay, S. Mahmood Raza, Abdul Rahim Rajpar, and Michèle E. Morgan

Chapter 16 Mammalian Neogene Biostratigraphy of the Sulaiman Province, Pakistan

Pierre-Olivier Antoine, Gregoire Métais, Maeva J. Orliac, J.-Y. Crochet, Lawrence J. Flynn, Laurent Marivaux, Abdul Rahim Rajpar, G. Roohi, and Jean-Loup Welcomme

Chapter 19 Advances in the Biochronology and Biostratigraphy of the Continental Neogene of Myanmar

Olivier Chavasseau, Aung Aung Khyaw, Yaowalak Chaimanee, Pauline Coster, Edouard-Georges Emonet, Aung Naing Soe, Mana Rugbumrung, Soe Thura Tun, and Jean-Jacques Jaeger

Part III North and Central Asia

Chapter 20 Miocene Mammal Biostratigraphy of Central Mongolia (Valley of Lakes)

Gudrun Daxner-Höck, Demchig Badamgarav, Margarita Erbajeva, and Ursula Bettina Göhlich

Chapter 21 Late Cenozoic Mammal Faunas of the Baikalian Region

Margarita Erbajeva and Nadezhda Alexeeva

Part IV West Asia and Adjacent Regions

Chapter 25 Recent Advances in Paleobiological Research of the Late Miocene Maragheh Fauna, Northwest Iran

Majid Mirzaie Ataabadi, Raymond L. Bernor, Dimitris S. Kostopoulos, Dominik Wolf, Zahra Orak, Gholamreza Zare, Hideo Nakaya, Mahito Watabe, and Mikael Fortelius

Chapter 27 Late Miocene Fossils from the Baynunah Formation, United Arab Emirates

Faysal Bibi, Andrew Hill, Mark Beech, and Walid Yasin

Part V Zoogeography and Paleoecology

Chapter 29 Continental-Scale Patterns in Neogene Mammal Community Evolution and Biogeography

Majid Mirzaie Ataabadi, Li-Ping Liu, Jussi T. Eronen, Raymond L. Bernor, and Mikael Fortelius

Chapter 31 Paleodietary Comparisons of Ungulates Between the Late Miocene of China, and Pikermi and Samos in Greece

Nikos Solounias, Gina M. Semprebon, Matthew C. Mihlbachler, and Florent Rivals