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Dragons in the dust : the paleobiology of the giant monitor lizard Megalania

Author: Ralph E Molnar
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2004.
Series: Life of the past.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Dragons in the Dust tells the story of these lizards and the world in which they lived. The book explores the Pleistocene, the time of the ice ages, when climates changed and glaciers advanced over vast stretches of the globe. In Australia the changes in environment had an impact on the evolution of that continent's unique fauna. While mammals ruled elsewhere, here reptiles held their dominance. Large monitor
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph E Molnar
ISBN: 0253343747 9780253343741
OCLC Number: 52775128
Description: xviii, 210 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: The Pleistocene world --
The Pleistocene in Australia --
The discovery of Megalania --
Megalania and other Varanids --
The paleobiology of Megalania --
Why Megalania? --
Summary: how a dragon came to be.
Series Title: Life of the past.
Responsibility: Ralph E. Molnar.
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Overs the years, the world was filled with fabulous creatures. There were wooly elephants and rhinos, saber-toothed cats, great wolves and lions, giant tortoises - and in Australia giant lizards.  Read more...

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"Dragons in the Dust is a fascinating attempt to recover the life and times--4.5 million to about 46,000 years ago--of this giant monitor lizard."--New Scientist, 3 July 2004

 
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