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Grande, Lance

Works: 53 works in 152 publications in 2 languages and 2,925 library holdings
Genres: Classification  Biographies  Autobiographies  Textbooks  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Editor, Creator, Other
Classifications: QL805, 508.092
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Most widely held works about Lance Grande
Most widely held works by Lance Grande
Gems and gemstones : timeless natural beauty of the mineral world by Lance Grande( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gems and Gemstones features nearly 300 color images of the cut gems, precious and semiprecious stones, gem-quality mineral specimens, and fine jewelry that are all part of the new Grainger Hall of Gems at The Field Museum. The book and exhibition explore the relationship between finished gems and their natural origin: while beautiful as faceted and polished pieces of jewelry, gems are often just as lovely - or even more so - as gemstones in their natural state. For example, an aquamarine or emerald as originally found in a mine with its natural crystal faces can be as stunning as any cut-and-polished gem prepared for a ring, bracelet, or necklace. Thoughtful of both ancient and modern times, Gems and Gemstones also includes fun-filled facts and anecdotes that broaden the historical portrait of each specimen. And for anyone who has ever marveled at the innovations of top jewelry designers, Gems and Gemstones features an array of polished stones, gold objects, and creations from around the world."--Jacket
The Lost World of Fossil Lake : snapshots from deep time by Lance Grande( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paleontologists have been conducting excavations at Fossil Butte for more than 150 years, and with The Lost World of Fossil Lake, one of the world?s leading experts on the fossils from this spectacular locality takes readers on a fascinating journey through the history of the discovery and exploration of the site. Deftly mixing incredible color photographs of the remarkable fossils uncovered at the site with an explanation of their evolutionary significance, Grande presents an unprecedented, comprehensive portrait of the site, its treasures, and what we?ve learned from them. Grande presents a broad range of fossilized organisms from Fossil Lake - from single-celled algae to palm trees to crocodiles - and together they make this long-extinct community come to life in all its diversity and splendor. A field guide and atlas round out the book, enabling readers to identify and classify the majority of the known fossils from the site
Interpreting the hierarchy of nature : from systematic patterns to evolutionary process theories( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An empirical synthetic pattern study of gars (Lepisosteiformes) and closely related species, based mostly on skeletal anatomy : the resurrection of Holostei by Lance Grande( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paleontology of the Green River Formation, with a review of the fish fauna by Lance Grande( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1984 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comprehensive phylogenetic study of Amiid fishes (Amiidae) based on comparative skeletal anatomy : an empirical search for interconnected patterns of natural history by Lance Grande( Book )

6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redescription of Paraclupea chetungensis, an Early Clupeomorph from the Lower Cretaceous of Southeastern China by Miman Zhang( Book )

8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reexamination and redescription of the Early Cretaceous clupeomorph Paraclupea chetungensis from southeastern China based on newly prepared specimens reveals a number of characters it shares with Ellimmichthys longicostatus (Cope, 1886) from eastern Brazil and Ellimmichthys goodi (Eastman, 1912) from West Africa (Equatorial Guinea) but not with Diplomystus (from western North America, eastern China, and the Middle East). These characters are summarized in a differential diagnosis of Paraclupeinae, a new subfamily within Paraclupeidae Chang and Chou, 1977. Revised diagnoses for Paraclupeidae and Paraclupea are also provided. Among the three paraclupeine species revised here, Ellimmichthys longicostatus and Ellimmichthys goodi share more putatively derived characters with each other than either does with Paraclupea chetungensis, thus indicating the monophyly of Ellimmichthys. Because of the close relationship between Paraclupea and Ellimmichthys, we find the family name Ellimmichthyidae Grande, 1982 to be a subjective junior synonym of Paraclupeidae Chang and Chou, 1977
Freshwater stingrays of the Green River Formation of Wyoming (early Eocene), with the description of a new genus and species and an analysis of its phylogenetic relationships (Chondrichthyes, Myliobatiformes) by Marcelo R. de Carvalho( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Freshwater stingrays from the Fossil Butte Member of the late early Eocene Green River Formation of Wyoming are reviewed, and a new genus and species of fossil stingray is described. †Asterotrygon maloneyi, n.gen., n.sp. is remarkably well preserved and is known from articulated skeletons of juveniles and adults, both males and females. It is distinguished from all Recent and fossil stingrays, including †Heliobatis radians from the same formation, by the unique presence of a dorsal fin covered with dermal denticles directly anterior to the caudal stings. Other characters that in combination distinguish the new fossil genus from all other stingrays include: retention of separate, individual vertebrae extending to the tail extremity instead of a cartilaginous rod posterior to caudal stings; dorsal surface of disc and tail covered by numerous, closely packed, minute denticles; tail relatively stout at base; and relative proportions of disc and tail. †Asterotrygon, n.gen. shares with certain stingray genera postorbital processes of neurocranium separated from a supraorbital process by a small notch in the supraorbital shelf, presence of both dorsal and ventral tail-folds posterior to caudal stings (and internally supported by rudimentary radial elements), and hyomandibulae separated from lower jaws by a gap that originally contained the hyomandibular-Meckelian ligament. A calcified angular cartilage between the hyomandibula and Meckel's cartilage is tentatively identified in †Asterotrygon, n.gen. as well. †Asterotrygon, n.gen. is unquestionably a stingray, presenting many myliobatiform synapomorphies including caudal stings on the dorsal aspect of tail, lack of jugal arches in neurocranium, a thoracolumbar synarcual cartilage posterior to scapulocoracoid, absence of thoracic ribs, and laterally expanded, shelflike postorbital processes. †Asterotrygon, n.gen. and †Heliobatis primitively retain a narrow and slightly arched puboischiadic girdle and primitively lack calcified rostral elements in adults. A phylogenetic analysis of 23 stingray genera, two outgroups, and 44 informative morphological characters resulted in 35 equally most parsimonious trees. The strict consensus reveals the following hierarchical structure: Hexatrygon + (†Asterotrygon, n.gen., Plesiobatis, Urolophidae + (Urotrygonidae + (†Heliobatis + (Potamotrygonidae + (amphi-American Himantura, Pteroplatytrygon, Himantura, Taeniura, Dasyatis + (Gymnuridae + Myliobatidae)))))). Our resulting tree has nodes in common with previous phylogenetic analyses of stingrays (e.g., Hexatrygon is the most basal stingray genus; gymnurids and myliobatids (pelagic stingrays) are well-supported sister-groups), but includes novel components, such as a clade that includes all dasyatid genera (as a polytomy) and the component Gymnuridae + Myliobatidae. 'Dasyatidae' is not monophyletic in any of the minimum-length trees obtained; Urolophidae (Urolophus and Trygonoptera) and Urotrygonidae (Urobatis and Urotrygon) are both monophyletic, but are not sister-groups. †Asterotrygon, n.gen. forms a clade with urolophids in 21 of the 35 equally most parsimonious trees. Successive approximations weighting adds only one additional node in relation to the strict consensus, which unites Pteroplatytrygon, Dasyatis, and Himantura sensu stricto (in a polytomy) with Gymnuridae + Myliobatidae. The resulting stingray phylogeny is at odds with previous phylogenies mostly regarding the affinities of amphi-American Himantura and Taeniura, which do not form a monophyletic group with the South American freshwater stingrays (Potamotrygonidae) in any of the minimum-length trees obtained. Similar to most elasmobranch groups, stingrays display much character conflict, and cladogram topologies are very sensitive to changes in character coding. Due to a high degree of character variation present in certain generic-level terminal taxa, a more fully representative species-level phylogeny is necessary to clarify the systematic importance of tail-fold configuration, ceratobranchial fusion patterns, and other characters discussed in our study. Three additional synapomorphies of stingrays were uncovered by our study, pertaining to the configuration of the basihyal, first pair of hypobranchial cartilages, and to the forward extension of the basibranchial copula. Our phylogenetic results imply the following biogeographic patterns: the relationships of †Asterotrygon, n.gen. demonstrate a strong Indo-west Pacific historical correlation, while †Heliobatis displays an affinity with the Americas; the node containing the greatest diversity of modern stingrays ('Dasyatidae' + (Gymnuridae + Myliobatidae)) evolved only after an American stingray lineage was established sometime earlier than the early Eocene; and potamotrygonids date at least from the late early Eocene, and not the Miocene, as previous studies have implied. The mechanism responsible for the invasion of the potamotrygonid ancestor into South America could indeed have been a marine transgression as advocated by other authors, albeit a much earlier (pre-Miocene) one, during either the late Cretaceous or the late Paleocene to early Eocene
Osteology and phylogenetic relationships of fossil and Recent paddlefishes (Polyodontidae) with comments on the interrelationships of Acipenseriformes by Lance Grande( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent and fossil clupeomorph fishes with materials for revision of the subgroups of clupeoids by Lance Grande( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Clupeomorpha are a diverse, widespread group of fishes containing (as defined here) about 317 Recent and over 150 known fossil species. They are known as far back as the early Cretaceous and today are worldwide in distribution. Surprisingly little is known about this group phylogenetically. This study briefly reviews past work on clupeomorph interrelationships and examines the skeletal morphology of clupeomorphs to produce materials for a revision of the subgroups of clupeiform fishes. By concentrating on clupeomorph osteology, fossils can be added to the resulting classification. Comparative osteological data, based on examination of over 750 skeletal preparations, are summarized by 20 tables and several cladograms. The osteology of a pellonuline (Odaxothrissa vittata) and dorosomatine (Dorosoma cepedianum) is descriptively illustrated in detail. Also, a list of all nominal fossil species known to the author which appear to belong in Clupeomorpha as defined here, is provided (based on examination of either illustrations or specimens of over 150 fossil species), and the species in this list are briefly discussed. It was found that several skeletal characters define groups such as Clupeomorpha, Clupeomorpha Division 2, Clupeiformes, Clupeoidei, and some clupeoid subgroups. Based on osteological characters, the family Pristigasteridae should be excluded from the superfamily Clupeoidea (which includes Chirocentridae and Clupeidae); and the groups Pristigasteroidea, Engrauloidea, Clupeoidea, Clupeidae, Pellonulinae, and Dussumieriinae were each found to be monophyletic. Several fossil groups are removed from Clupeomorpha (†Ornategulum, †Clupavidae, †Engraulis evolans, and others). Cladograms for Pristigasteroidea, Dussumieriinae, and Pellonulinae are given based on osteological characters. No osteological characters were discovered to indicate that Dorosomatinae, Alosinae, Clupeinae, or these three groups together, are monophyletic. The biggest remaining problem in clupeomorph systematics is seen as discovering the interrelationships of the members of these three subfamilial 'groups of convenience' among Clupeoidei. It is hoped that this work will serve as a base for future phylogenetic studies on clupeomorph fishes by paleoichthyologists and neoichthyologists interested in clupeomorph osteology. The interrelationships of clupeid fishes and the placement of many fossil species within Clupeomorpha are still under study"--P. 235
Skeleton anatomy of the shortnose sturgeon, Acipenser brevirostrum Lesueur, 1818, and the systematics of sturgeons (Acipenseriformes, Acipenseridae) by Eric James Hilton( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Redescription of the type species for the genus [dagger]Notogeneus [i.e. Notogoneus] (Teleostei: Gonorynchidae) based on new, well-preserved material by Lance Grande( Book )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-assessment of varanid evolution based on new data from Saniwa ensidens Leidy, 1870 (Squamata, Reptilia) by Jack L Conrad( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saniwa ensidens is a pivotal taxon for understanding varanid evolution. A complete specimen of Saniwa ensidens was recently described, offering important new insights into the morphology of this taxon. We apply these new data to a broader-scale study of squamate relationships in order to understand the phylogenetic position of Saniwa ensidens and of varanids more generally. Among the other fossils included in our analysis were the Eocene taxon "Saniwa" feisti, the Miocene Varanus rusingensis, and the giant Pleistocene varanid Megalania prisca. We compare the phylogenetic hypothesis from our analysis of morphology with a recent molecular-based hypothesis and find numerous differences in the phylogenetic relationships within Varanus. We constrained our morphological data set to the phylogenetic pattern presented by the molecular data to further analyze the possible phylogenetic relationships of the fossil taxa. Our analyses show that Saniwa ensidens is the sister taxon to crown-group Varanus and that "Saniwa" feisti is a basal member of the varanid lineage, not closely related to Saniwa ensidens. Both Varanus rusingensis and Megalania prisca are members of the crown radiations of Varanus
Functional anatomy of the vertebrates : an evolutionary perspective by Warren F Walker( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing students to the groups of vertebrates, this book explores the anatomical evolution of vertebrates within the context of the functional interrelationship of organs and the changing environments to which vertebrates have adapted
Anatomia comparata dei vertebrati : una visione funzionale ed evolutiva( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recent and fossil clupeomorph fishes with materials for revision of the subgroups of clupeoids by Lance Grande( Book )

6 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curators : behind the scenes of natural history museums by Lance Grande( Book )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the centuries, natural history museums have evolved from being little more than musty repositories of stuffed animals and pinned bugs, to being crucial generators of new scientific knowledge. They have also become vibrant educational centers, full of engaging exhibits that share those discoveries with students and an enthusiastic general public. At the heart of it all from the very start have been curators. Yet after three decades as a natural history curator, Lance Grande found that he still had to explain to people what he does. This book is the answer - and, oh, what an answer it is: lively, exciting, up-to-date, it offers a portrait of curators and their research like none we've seen, one that conveys the intellectual excitement and the educational and social value of curation. Grande uses the personal story of his own career - most of it spent at Chicago's storied Field Museum - to structure his account as he explores the value of research and collections, the importance of public engagement, changing ecological and ethical considerations, and the impact of rapidly improving technology. Throughout, we are guided by Grande's keen sense of mission, of a job where the why is always as important as the what. This beautifully written and richly illustrated book is a clear-eyed but loving account of natural history museums, their curators, and their ever-expanding roles in the twenty-first century"--Publisher
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Gems and gemstones : timeless natural beauty of the mineral world
The Lost World of Fossil Lake : snapshots from deep timeInterpreting the hierarchy of nature : from systematic patterns to evolutionary process theoriesFunctional anatomy of the vertebrates : an evolutionary perspectiveCurators : behind the scenes of natural history museums
Alternative Names
Grande, L.

Grande, L., 1951-

Grande, Roger Lansing, 1951-

Lance Grande ahli biologi asal Amerika Serikat

Lance Grande Amerikaans bioloog

Lance Grande biolog

Lance Grande Biologe

Lance Grande biologiste américain (1951-)

Lance Grande biologus

لانس غراندي أحيائي من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

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