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The Sauropods : evolution and paleobiology

Author: Kristina Curry Rogers; Jeffrey A Wilson
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005.
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This is a comprehensive scientific summary of the evolution and paleobilogy of Sauropod dinosaurs, the largest animals ever to walk the earth. Chapters address topics such as herbivory tracks, gigantism, locomotion, reproduction, growth rates and evolutionary history and diversity.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Sauropods.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005
(DLC) 2005010624
(OCoLC)59148519
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kristina Curry Rogers; Jeffrey A Wilson
ISBN: 9780520932333 0520932331 1423752678 9781423752677
OCLC Number: 63813575
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 349 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : monoliths of the mesozoic / Jeffrey A. Wilson and Kristina Curry Rogers --
Overview of sauropod phylogeny and evolution / Jeffrey A. Wilson --
Titanosauria : a phylogenetic overview / Kristina Curry Rogers --
Phylogenetic and taxic perspectives on sauropod diversity / Paul Upchurch and Paul M. Barrett --
Sauropodomorph diversity through time : macroevolutionary and palaeoecological implications / Paul M. Barrett and Paul Upchurch --
Structure and evolution of a sauropod tooth battery / Paul C. Sereno and Jeffrey A. Wilson --
Digital reconstructions of sauropod dinosaurs and implications for feeding / Kent A. Stevens and J. Michael Parrish --
Postcranial pneumaticity in sauropods and its implications for mass estimates / Matthew J. Wedel --
The evolution of sauropod locomotion : morphological diversity of a secondarily quadrupedal radiation / Matthew T. Carrano --
Steps in understanding sauropod biology : the importance of sauropod tracks / Joanna L. Wright --
Nesting titanosaurs from Auca Mahuevo and adjacent sites : understanding sauropod reproductive behavior and embryonic development / Luis M. Chiappe [and others] --
Sauropod histology : microscopic views on the lives of giants / Kristina Curry Rogers and Gregory M. Erickson --
A conversation with Jack McIntosh / Jeffrey A. Wilson and Kristina Curry Rogers.
Responsibility: [edited by] Kristina A. Curry Rogers and Jeffrey A. Wilson.
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"This is the most comprehensive overview and analysis of sauropod dinosaurs ever written."--Jason Head, Department of Paleobiology, Smithsonian Institution  Read more...

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