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The bare bones : an unconventional evolutionary history of the skeleton

Author: Matthew F Bonnan
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, cop. 2016.
Series: Life of the past.
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Highlighting the fascinating twists and turns of evolution across more than 540 million years, paleobiologist Matthew Bonnan uses everyday objects to explain the emergence and adaptation of the  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew F Bonnan
ISBN: 9780253018328 0253018323
OCLC Number: 953441568
Description: 1 vol. (XVII-508-[16] p. de pl.) : ill. ; 26 cm.
Contents: PrefaceAcknowledgmentsPart One: Setting the StageChapter 1. Introduction: How Vertebrates and Cars Are (and Are Not) SimilarChapter 2. Evolution to Deep Time, Pedigree to AnatomyPart Two: The Origin and Early Evolution of the Vertebrate ChassisChapter 3. Inferring the Basic Vertebrate ChassisChapter 4. Evolution of a Bony ChassisPart Three: The Evolution of the Jawed Vertebrate Chassis and Something FishyChapter 5. The Jawed Vertebrate Chassis: A PrimerChapter 6. Placoderms and Cartilaginous FishesChapter 7. The Fish-like Osteichthyes, Part 1Chapter 8. The Fish-like Osteichthyes, Part 2Part Four: The Vertebrate Chassis Moves to LandChapter 9. The Tetrapod Chassis: A PrimerChapter 10. The Tetrapod Chassis in TransitionChapter 11. The Amphibian ChassisChapter 12. The Amniote Chassis: A Primer and the Lead Up to True AmniotesPart Five: Deep Scaly I: Reptilian Chasses from Early Reptiles to Sea MonstersChapter 13. Lizards and the Tuatara as an IntroductionChapter 14. Early Reptiles and TurtlesChapter 15. Snakes and Sea DragonsPart Six: Deep Scaly II: The Archosaur Chassis, Those Ruling ReptilesChapter 16. The Archosaur Chassis, Part 1: Modern ArchosaursChapter 17. The Archosaur Chassis, Part 2: A Primer on Archosaur Posture and DiversityChapter 18. The Archosaur Chassis, Part 3: Pterosaurs, Dinosaurs, and the Origins of BirdsPart Seven: Overcome By Fur: The Mammalian ChassisChapter 19. The Mammalian Chassis: A PrimerChapter 20. The Evolution of the Mammal ChassisChapter 21. Brains, Milk, and the Modern Radiations of MammalsAppendix: The Cards of TimeReferences CitedIndex
Series Title: Life of the past.
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