Pleistocene Mammals of Europe

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Contents

SETTING THE STAGE
3
THE VILLAFRANCHIAN PRELUDE TO THE ICE AGE
8
CHRONOLOGY OF THE ICE AGE
18
THE AGE OF INTERGLACIALS
22
THE AGE OF GLACIATIONS
28
Pleistocene Mammal Species
37
INTRODUCING THE PLEISTOCENE
39
ORDER INSECTIVORA
42
ORDER RODENTIA
191
ORDER LAGOMORPHA
226
The Changing Fauna
233
THE SPECIES PROBLEM IN THE QUATERNARY
237
SIZE AND NUMBERS
244
ORIGINATION OF SPECIES
253
FAUNAL TURNOVER
260
ANIMAL GEOGRAPHY
265

ORDER CHIROPTERA
51
ORDER PRIMATES
58
ORDER CARNIVORA
62
ORDER PROBOSCIDEA
130
ORDER PERISSODACTYLA
139
ORDER ARTIODACTYLA
153
MAN AND THE FAUNA
270
Stratigraphic Range of Species
275
References
286
Index
305
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