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The large terrestrial carnivore guild in Quaternary Southeast Asia

Louys, Julien

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Much of Southeast Asia's large terrestrial carnivores appeared, evolved and disappeared from the region for reasons that remain poorly understood. Two of the most significant extinctions are represented by the charismatic Pleistocene megacarnivores Pachycrocuta and Pliocrocuta. Southeast Asia hosts the last populations of these species globally. Their persistence in southern China until the late Pleistocene suggests their extinction was not tied to that of the machairodont cats, which like the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/30610
Source: Quaternary Science Reviews
DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.06.01

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