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Jurassic West : the dinosaurs of the Morrison Formation and their world

Author: John Russell Foster
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2007.
Series: Life of the past.
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From the Publisher: The famous bone beds of the Morrison Formation, whose rocks are exposed from Wyoming down through the red rock region of the American Southwest, have yielded one of the most complete pictures of any ancient vertebrate ecosystem in the world. After more than a century of exploration, the Morrison continues to yield new discoveries about a time so different from our own that it almost seems  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Russell Foster
ISBN: 9780253348708 0253348706
OCLC Number: 77830875
Description: xx, 389 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 27 cm.
Contents: Rainbow country : an introduction to Morrison Formation geology --
Vertebrates and the Jurassic world --
The Morrison vertebrates come to light --
The picture fills in --
Fins, scales, and wings : the Morrison menagerie, part 1 --
Gargantuan to minuscule : the Morrison menagerie, part 2 --
Patterns in the record : paleoecology of the Morrison Formation --
Many rivers to cross : a late Jurassic journey across the Morrison floodplain --
The Morrison fauna in world context.
Series Title: Life of the past.
Responsibility: John Foster.
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