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Pterosaurs : natural history, evolution, anatomy

Author: Mark P Witton
Publisher: Boston, Massachusetts : Credo Reference, Princeton [New Jersey] : Princeton University Press, 2014. [2013]
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [Enhanced Credo edition]View all editions and formats
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This one-of-a-kind book covers the discovery history, paleobiogeography, anatomy, and behaviors of more than 130 species of pterosaur, and also discusses their demise at the end of the Mesozoic.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
291 pages : color illustrations
(DLC) 2012042596
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark P Witton
ISBN: 9781784024512 1784024511
OCLC Number: 875124030
Description: 1 online resource (32 entries) : 210 images
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
1. Leathery-Winged Harpies --
2. Understanding the Flying Reptiles --
3. Pterosaur Beginnings --
4. The Pterosaur Skeleton --
5. Soft Bits --
6. Flying Reptiles --
7. Down from the Skies --
8. The Private Lives of Pterosaurs --
9. The Diversity of Pterosaurs --
10. Early Pterosaurs and Dimorphodontidae --
11. Anurognathidae --
12. "Campylognathoidids" --
13. Rhamphorhynchidae --
14. Wukongopteridae --
15. Istiodactylidae --
16. Ornithocheiridae --
17. Boreopteridae --
18. Pteranodontia --
19. Ctenochasmatoidea --
20. Dsungaripteroidea --
21. Lonchodectidae --
22. Tapejaridae --
23. Chaoyangopteridae --
24. Thalassodromidae --
25. Azhdarchidae --
26. The Rise and Fall of the Pterosaur Empire --
References.
Responsibility: Mark P. Witton.

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This one-of-a-kind book covers the discovery history, paleobiogeography, anatomy, and behaviors of more than 130 species of pterosaur, and also discusses their demise at the end of the Mesozoic.

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"A comprehensive introduction... Witton manages to make this an attractive book for the layperson and bring these flying fossils to life."--Natural History "Witton's new tribute to pterosaurs gives Read more...

 
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