The Extinction of Sivapithecus

Faunal and Environmental Change Surrounding the Disappearance of a Miocene Hominoid in the Siwaliks of Pakistan

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Sherry V. Nelson examines the adaptations and extinction of Sivapithecus, a Miocene hominoid, in the Siwaliks of Pakistan. Three different studies involving dental microwear and stable isotopic analyses are interwoven to provide reconstructions of the preferred landscape, climate, and diet of Sivapithecus as well as changes in the environment that led to its extinction. This book presents new techniques that allow for a more detailed analysis of faunal and environmental change than ever before documented for an ape clade throughout its radiation and demise.

Biographical Note

Sherry Nelson, Ph.D. (2002) in Anthropology, Harvard University. She is currently continuing research in the Siwaliks at the University of Michigan's Museum of Paleontology.

Readership

All those interested in paleoecology, paleoanthropology, or paleoclimatology. Includes biological anthropologists, geologists, and paleontologists.

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