Fossil Vertebrates of Arabia - Whybrow, Peter J.; Hill, Andrew - Yale University Press
  • Oct 11, 1999
    594 p., 8 1/2 x 11
    400 b/w + 60 color illus.
    ISBN: 9780300071832
Social Science

In collaboration with The Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations The Ministry for Higher Educa  

Fossil Vertebrates of Arabia

With Emphasis on the Late Miocene Faunas, Geology, & Palaeoenvironments of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi,

  • Edited by Peter J. Whybrow and Andrew Hill
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This extensively illustrated volume brings together for the first time the results of research on Arabian continental vertebrates discovered in the United Arab Emirates, the Sultanate of Oman, and the Republic of Yemen. Eminent scientists from Arabia, Europe, and the United States provide up-to-date information on Arabian paleontology as well as on Arabian stratigraphical, geological, isotopic, and paleomagnetic topics. The book presents new fossil records from Arabia and Pakistan and discusses the closing of the ancient Middle East Tethys seaway.The first section of the book provides a history of the Abu Dhabi Miocene project, and the second describes the local geology and stratigraphy. Part III details studies on Late Miocene invertebrates, fish, reptiles, and mammals from the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, including several new species. Part IV reviews taphonomy, carbon isotopes, ancient Arabian environments, and the earliest evidence of the genus Homo in the region. The fifth section links research findings in Arabia to others in Asia and Africa, and the final section looks at Arabia in the larger context of Old World Tertiary faunas and the world`s Tertiary oceans. In collaboration with The Abu Dhabi Company for Onshore Oil Operations and The Ministry for Higher Education and Scientific Research, United Arab Emirates

Peter J. Whybrow is a senior researcher and leader of Arabian Miocene Biotic Research for the Department of Palaeontology, The Natural History Museum, London. Andrew Hill is professor of anthropology at Yale University and curator of anthropology at the Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University.