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Extinct California Tapir (Tapirus californicus) Fact Sheet: Bibliography & Resources

California Tapir (Tapirus californicus)


Ashley, M., J. Norman, L. Stross 1996. Phylogenetic analysis of the Perissodactylan Family Tapiridae using mitochondrial cytochrome c Osidase (C)II sequences. Journal of Mammalian Evolution 3(4):315-324

Colbert, M. and R. Schoch 1998. Tapiroidea and other moropomorphs. In: C. Janis, K. Scott, L. Jacobs, (eds) Evolution of Tertiary Mammals of North America. Volume I: Terrestrial carnivores, ungulates, and ungulate like mammals. Cambridge University Press.

Eberle, J. 2005. A new "tapir" from Ellesmere Island, Arctic Canada - Implications for northern high latitude palaeobiogeography and tapir palaeobiology. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 277(4): 311-322.

Janis, C. 1984. Tapirs as living fossils. N. Eldredge & S. Stanley (eds.), In Living Fossils. New York: Springer-Verlag. pp. 80-86

Jefferson, G. 1989. Late Cenozoic tapirs (Mammalia:Perissodactyla) of Western North America. Contributions in Science, No. 406. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. pp. 1-23.

McDonald, G. 2006. Anza-Borrego and the Great American Biotic Interchange. In: G. Jefferson, L. Lindsay, Fossil Treasures of the Anza-Borrego Desert: The Last Seven Million Years. pp. 329-336.

Scott, E. 2006. Extinct horses and their relatives. In Jefferson, G. and L. Lindsay (eds), Fossil treasures of the Anza-Borrego Desert: the last seven million years. pp. 268-271.

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