Advances in Late Tertiary Vertebrate Paleontology in Mexico and the Great American Biotic Interchange

Edited by Óscar Carranza-Castañeda and Everett H. Lindsay

Contents

Foreword
Óscar Carranza-Castañeda and Everett H. Lindsay

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A History of the Caltech Collections from the Yepómera area, Chihuahua, Mexico
Samuel A. McLeod

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Vertebrate Fossils from Yepómera, Chihuahua, Mexico—The University of Arizona Connection
Everett H. Lindsay, Louis L. Jacobs, and Norman D. Tessman

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Early Pliocene (Latest HemPhillian) Horses from the Yepómera local Fauna,Chihuahua, Mexico
Bruce J. MacFadden

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Late Tertiary Fossil Localities in Central Mexico, between 19° – 23°N
Óscar Carranza-Castañeda

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Early Pliocene to Early Pleistocene Birds from Central Mexico
David W. Steadman, and Óscar Carranza-Castañeda

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Central American Provincialism and the Great American Biotic Interchange
Michael O. Woodburne, Alberto L. Cione, and Eduardo P. Tonni

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