New materials of the steppe mammoth, Mammuthus trogontherii, with discussion on the origin and evolutionary patterns of mammoths

Wei, GuangBiao, Hu, SongMei, Yu, KeFu, Hou, YaMei, Li, Xin, Jin, ChangZhu, Wang, Yuan, Zhao, JianXin and Wang, WenHua (2010) New materials of the steppe mammoth, Mammuthus trogontherii, with discussion on the origin and evolutionary patterns of mammoths. Science China Earth Sciences, 53 7: 956-963. doi:10.1007/s11430-010-4001-4


Author Wei, GuangBiao
Hu, SongMei
Yu, KeFu
Hou, YaMei
Li, Xin
Jin, ChangZhu
Wang, Yuan
Zhao, JianXin
Wang, WenHua
Title New materials of the steppe mammoth, Mammuthus trogontherii, with discussion on the origin and evolutionary patterns of mammoths
Formatted title
New materials of the steppe mammoth, Mammuthus trogontherii, with discussion on the origin and evolutionary patterns of mammoths
Journal name Science China Earth Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1674-7313
1006-9267
1869-1897
Publication date 2010-07-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11430-010-4001-4
Volume 53
Issue 7
Start page 956
End page 963
Total pages 8
Place of publication Beijing, China
Publisher Science in China Press
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Recently found materials indicate that the steppe mammoth, Mammuthus trogontherii, survived in northern China into the late
Pleistocene. East Asia is the key area of mammoth evolution after the initial radiation of early forms out of Africa and into
Eurasia at the beginning of the late Pliocene (c. 3.5–3.0 Ma). M. rumanus, M. meridionalis, M. trogontherii, and M. primigenius
probably formed a continuous and transitional evolutionary lineage within the pan-Eurasian mammoth radiation in East
Asia. Each speciation event of the Eurasian mammoths was followed by a rapid and large-scale dispersal event: out of East
Asia. Allopatric speciation is the main speciation pattern of Mammuthus. The climatic vacillation was severe and frequent in
East Asia from the early part of early Pleistocene (c. 2.6 Ma) onward, which probably brought about successive speciation in
East Asia and the subsequent dispersal of the mammoths.  © Science China Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010.
Keyword Mammuthus trogontherii
Mammuthus sungari
MSE
Allopatric speciation
Out of East Asia
Climate
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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