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Re: Info request: Eocene mammal

This looks like a job for the BFV Online, the Society of Fossil
Vertebrate's online Bibliography of Fossil Vertebrates.  Connecting to
their website at <http://eteweb.lscf.ucsb.edu/cgi-bin/bfvrr>, you type in
<taxon = 'Coryphodon'> (without the < or the >) and you receive the happy
news that the search has found 245 matches.  The program then gives you a
long list of _Coryphodon_ references.  It does not offer you a rating
service, however, so you must decide for yourself whether these are "good"
references or not.  Unfortunately, the system is updating its records at
this time, so it covers ONLY material published between 1698 and 1927 (from
North America) and items published between 1981 and 1993, and you may
experience some delays.

My dinosaur-biased library has only one book with your "fabulous furball"
in it (that's what Robert T. Bakker likes to call us mammals): _Mammal
Evolution: An Illustrated Guide_ by RJG Savage and MR Long, ISBN
0-8160-1194-X.  The book shows a reconstruction of the animal and a profile
illustration of its skull, and describes it as having "one of the smallest
brain/body ratios known among mammals."  To bring us back on topic, I
should point out (again) that the BFV Online covers references on dinosaurs
as well.

Ralph Miller III <gbabcock@best.com>


> From: Simon, Robert (risi) <RISI@chevron.com>
> To: dinosaur <dinosaur@usc.edu>
> Subject: Info request: Eocene mammal
> Date: Friday, October 24, 1997 5:16 AM
> Yes, I know this does not relate to dinosaurs, but at least it is a
> request for information pertaining to a fossil. I am looking for
> information on the archaic ungulate, CORYPHODON (LOXOLOPHODON) which is
> apparently a common Eocene mammal found in Wyoming. Anyone know of a
> good reference?
> Thanks,
> Bob Simon
> e-mail: risi@chevron.com