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Pickford, Martin

Overview
Works: 43 works in 117 publications in 3 languages and 834 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Conference papers and proceedings  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  Gazetteers  Classification 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: GN282, 599.9
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Most widely held works by Martin Pickford
Louis S.B. Leakey : beyond the evidence by Martin Pickford( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changements climatiques & biodiversité by Association française pour l'avancement des sciences( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in French and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Etude des conséquences du changement climatique sur le monde du vivant et la biodiversité. Des exemples concrets pris dans différents milieux, temps et régions, sont proposés pour illustrer le propos, suivis d'un aperçu sur le difficile problème de la modélisation des réactions du monde du vivant aux changements climatiques
Sexual dimorphism in living and fossil primates( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geology and palaeobiology of the central and southern Namib desert, southwestern Africa by Martin Pickford( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fossil record of Namibia by Martin Pickford( Book )

7 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revision of the Miocene Suidae and Tayassuidae (Artiodactyla, Mammalia) of Africa by Martin Pickford( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cainozoic paleontological sites of Western Kenya by Martin Pickford( Book )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and German and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The West Kenya fossil deposits have yielded well over 100,000 fossils from more than 300 discrete fossil sites over a period in excess of seventy years of scientific research. These fossils and the sites from which they came have been the subject of over 500 scientific articles. In short, the data base has reached a point where it could be in danger of becoming too large to handle, especially if details concerning provenience of fossils, details of the location of sites and other factors are forgotten or misreported. Indeed, there has been a long history of uncertainty with regard to some of the fossils and the sites from which they came. This volume is the result of 10 years research aimed specifically at recording all the known fossil sites in West Kenya and to determining the provenience of the fossils housed in various institutions in the world. There remains some doubt about the detailed provenience of some of the fossils, but many of the old collections could, with reasonable confidence, be placed back into their proper localities. A wide range of problems was encountered during the research, and these have been enumerated in the text in order that future researchers may avoid making the same mistakes, or of propagating errors already in the literature. Since the locality from which a fossil was collected is the departure point for all palaeontological studies, it is hoped that this volume will find wide readership among those scientists interested in the Miocene and Plio-Pleistocene fossil record of Western Kenya
Search for the first human( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the implications of Orrorin tugenensis, a group of six million year-old fossils found in the Tugen Hills of Kenya, which may shed light on the origins of humankind. Suggests that if the bones do belong to upright-walking, hominid creatures, then our current theories about the evolution of human beings may have to be rewritten. Also looks at new ideas about the development of upright walking in humans, which propose that bipedalism developed in the trees, not the open savannah
Revision of the Miocene Suidae of the Indian subcontinent by Martin Pickford( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revision of the Miocene Suidae of the Indian Subcontinent based on more than 1000 fossil specimens reveals that there are 15 species which can be grouped into 11 genera and 5 subfamilies. These figures contrast strongly with the results of previous research especially those of G. E. PILGRIM (1926) who recognised 48 species in 14 genera based on 155 specimens. The diversity of indian suids compares well with that of european faunas, with the main exceptions of the Tetraconodontinae and Hippohyini which are better represented and more diverse in the Sub-himalaya. The concept that India was the centre of origin and diversification of the family Suidae is considered to be refuted based as it was on early work in which synonymy is the rule rather than the exception. There are strong similarities between Miocene suid faunas of Europe and the Sub-himalaya, especially among Hyotheriinae, medium-sized Tetraconodontinae, Listriodontinae and bunodont Suinae. Hypsodont Suinae and tiny as well as gigantic Tetraconodontinae are the main groups which are represented in Indian deposits but have not so far been recorded from Europe. Kubanochoeres are recorded for the first time from the Indian sub-continent. Comparison of the Indian suid fauna with that of Africa shows that the two were rather distinct throughout the Miocene, with the exception of Listriodon in the middle Miocene and Nyanzachoerus/Sivachoerus in the upper Miocene. The Sub-himalayan suid faunas show marked changes through time with the result that they are useful in" coarse focus"biostratigraphy. Changes within species and lineages are not too readily apparent and the" fine focus"biostratigraphy which is possible using East African Plio-Pleistocene suid lineages cannot yet be attempted with the Indian forms. It should be noted howeverthat Hippopotamodon and Hippohyus do show morphometric changes with time so that future work with amplified collections may permit a comparable suid biostratigraphic framework to be erected for India. Sanitherium has been removed from the Suidae and placed into its own family, the Sanitheriidae (PICKFORD 1984), so that postulated relationships to Sivahyus and Hippohyus which are true suids need no longer concern us. Both the latter genera are here considered to have evolved from a Propotamochoerus-like stock during the late Miocene. The scarcity of lower Miocene material from the Sub-continent does not permit much speculation concerning the origins of the subfamilies Listriodontinae, Tetraconodontinae, Hyotheriinae and Suinae and for this we must still rely on the much longer and more complete history based on European collections. In recent collections from upper Miocene deposits it has been shown that more than 75 % of Propotamochoerus and Hippopotamodon specimens came from the same fossil concentrations as hominoid primates (Sivapithecus), an extraordinary degree of co-occurrence well worth more attention from palaeoecologists. Only one new species, Hyotherium pilgrimi, is erected, a form about 20 % larger than H. soemmeringi of Europe. A large number of species and genera disappear into synonymy, including the names Dicoryphochoerus, Adaetontherium and Hyosus
Geology and palaeobiology of the Albertine Rift Valley, Uganda-Zaire by Martin Pickford( Book )

8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard E. Leakey : master of deceit by Eustace Gitonga( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geology and palaeobiology of the central and southern Namib by Martin Pickford( Book )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miocene Suidae from Arrisdrift, south west Africa--Namibia by Martin Pickford( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Late Miocene Suidae from Eurasia : the Hippopotamodon and Microstonyx problem revisited by Martin Pickford( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Kenya palaeontology gazetteer by Martin Pickford( Book )

in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Karst geology and palaeobiology of northern Namibia by Martin Pickford( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Basal Late Miocene Mammal Fauna from Tapar and Pasuda, Kachchh by Ansuya BHANDARI( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geology and palaeobiology of the Northern Sperrgebiet, Namibia by Martin Pickford( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of the tertiary hominoids and their palaeoenvironments in East Africa, 2 by Hidemi Ishida( Book )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human origins and environmental backgrounds by Hidemi Ishida( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In March of 2003, a symposium was convened in Kyoto on Human Origins and Environmental Backgrounds. This book is the result of that symposium, and includes a set of papers on topics such as hominid evolution, dispersal and morphology, and the origins of bipedalism
 
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Louis S.B. Leakey : beyond the evidence
Alternative Names
Martin Pickford britischer Paläontologe und Paläoanthropologe

Martin Pickford British paleoantropologist

Martin Pickford Brits paleontoloog

Pickford, M.

Pickford, M. (Martin)

Pickford, Martin Hubert Luke 1943-

Languages
English (87)

German (1)

French (1)

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Human origins and environmental backgrounds