Project

Study of the ancestors, origins and basal relations of Perissodactyla (odd-toed ungulate mammals) in the frame of the events around the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum

Duration
01 October 2008 → 31 August 2013
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund, Research Foundation - Flanders (FWO)
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
    • Evolutionary biology
Keywords
mammal paleontology Perissodactyla
 
Project description

The general objective of this research project is the study of phylogenetic and paleobiogeographic origin of the perissodactyls (odd-toed ungulates), through the study of fossil remains of primitive perissodactyls and their possible allies, and the integration of their evolution in the frame of the climate change of the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum.