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Article: The origin and affinities of the African mammal faunas

Special Papers in Palaeontology - No. 12 - Cover Image
Publication: Special Papers in Palaeontology
Number: 12
Thematic Volume: Organisms and continents through time: a symposium
Edited By: N. F. Hughes
Publication Date: 1973
Page(s): 121 136
Authored By: S. C. Coryndon and R. J. G. Savage
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CORYNDON, S. C. and SAVAGE, R. J. G. 1973. The origin and affinities of the African mammal faunas. In HUGHES, N. F. (ed.). Organisms and continents through time. Special Papers in Palaeontology12, 121–136.

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The paper summarizes quantitatively the land mammal faunas of Africa and four adjoining regions of Eurasia at successive stages through the Tertiary. Venn diagrams are used to show the changing degrees of similarity between the regions, and deductions are attempted on the relation of the African plate to the Eurasian and Indian plates.

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