Paleoecology: The Functional Uniqueness of Ancient Megafauna

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Abstract

Reconstructing prehistoric animal communities is important for understanding the emergence of modern ecosystems and the environmental context of human evolution. A new study of African fossils spanning seven million years shows that ancient large-herbivore assemblages were functionally distinct from those that exist today.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R32-R35
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume30
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 6 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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