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Madrid, 14 my ago (Middle Miocene)
From a panoramic restoration by the artist Mauricio Antón
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Volume 18, January & March 2017

Evolutionary Macroecology  

Edited by Pasquale Raia & Mikael Fortelius

Introduction to Evolutionary Macroecology
Pasquale Raia & Mikael Fortelius (pasquale.raia@unina.it)

The many shapes of diversity: Ecological and evolutionary determinants of biodiversity through time.
S. Castiglione, A. Mondanaro, F. Carotenuto, F. Passaro, Mikael Fortelius & Pasquale Raia (pasquale.raia@unina.it)
Keywords: adaptive radiation, diversification rate, diversity-dependence, diversity trend, key innovation.

Hypsodonty, horses, and the spread of C4 grasses during the middle Miocene in southern California.
Robert S. Feranec & Darrin C. Pagnac (feranec@gmail.com)
Keywords: C3 plants, C4 plants, Equidae, grasslands, hypsodonty, Miocene, stable isotope.

Climate change, human overkill and the extinction of megafauna: a macroecological approach based on pattern-oriented modeling.
Matheus S. Lima-Ribeiro & José Alexandre F. Diniz-Filho (limaribeiro@ufg.br)
Keywords: ecological niche model, Late Quaternary extinctions, Megatherium, overkill hypothesis, population modelling, predator–prey dynamics, South America

Macroevolutionary patterns in cranial and lower jaw shape of ceratopsian dinosaurs (Dinosauria, Ornithischia): phylogeny, morphological integration and evolutionary rates.
Leonardo Maiorino, Andrew A. Farke, Tassos Kotsakis & Paolo Piras (leonardo.maiorino@uniroma3.it )
Keywords: Ceratopsia, evolutionary rates, geometric morphometrics, lower jaw, morphological integration, skull, angiosperms.

Clade sorting has a greater effect than local adaptation on ecometric patterns in Carnivora.
P. David Polly, Jesualdo Fuentes-Gonzalez, A. Michelle Lawing, Allison K. Bormet & Robert G. Dundas (pdpolly@indiana.edu)
Keywords: clade sorting, ecometrics, functional traits, geographic variation, limb proportions, locomotor morphology, spatial patterning.

The impact of the pull of the recent on the fossil record of tetrapods.
Sarda Sahney & Michael J. Benton (sardasahney@gmail.com)
Keywords: biodiversity, diversity, fossil record, Pull of the Recent, tetrapods, vertebrates.

Fossils matter – understanding modes and rates of trait evolution in Musteloidea (Carnivora)
Jan Schnitzler, Christina Theis, P. David Polly & Jussi T. Eronen (jan.schnitzler@uni-leipzig.de)
Keywords: fossil, macroevolution, Musteloidea, phylogeny, traits.

Bayesian estimation of multiple clade competition from fossil data.
Daniele Silvestro, Mathias M. Pires, Tiago B. Quental, & Nicolas Salamin (silvestro.daniele@gmail.com)
Keywords: Bayesian shrinkage, diversity dependence, fossils, macroevolution.

Spatial dimension of body size evolution in Pterosauria: Bergmann's rule does not drive Cope's rule.
Fabricio Villalobos, Miguel Á. Olalla-Tárraga, Cleiber Marques Vieira, Nicholas Diniz Mazzei & Luis Mauricio Bini (fabricio.villalobos@gmail.com)
Keywords: body size, ecogeographical patterns, palaeomacroecology, wingspan.