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Dinosaur systematics : approaches and perspectives

Author: Kenneth Carpenter; Philip J Currie
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1992
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Dinosaur Systematics presents a current overview of dinosaur systematics using various examples to explore what is a species in a dinosaur, what separates genders in dinosaurs, what morphological  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth Carpenter; Philip J Currie
ISBN: 0521366720 9780521366724 0521438101 9780521438100
OCLC Number: 488612561
Notes: Dinosaur Systematics Symposium held June 3-5, 1986, at the Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, Drumheller, Alberta
Description: 318 s. : illustrations
Contents: List of contributors; Foreword: Charles Mortran Sternberg and the Alberta Dinosaurs L. S. Russell; Preface; 1. Introduction: On systematics and morphological variation K. Carpenter and P. J. Currie; Part I. Methods: Clades and grades in ornithischian systematics P. A. Sereno; 2. Shape analysis in the study of dinosaur morphology R. E. Chapman; Part II. Sauropodomorpha: Morphometric study of Plateosaurus from Trossingen D. B. Weishampel and R. E. Chapman; 3. Species determination in Sauropod Dinosaurs with tentative suggestions for their classification J. S. McIntosh; Part III. Theropods: Variation in theory and in theropods R. E. Molnar; Variation in Coelophysis bauri E. H. Colbert; 4. Morphological variation in small theropods and its meaning in systematics: evidence from Syntarsus rhodesiensis of the Early Jurassic M. A. Raath; 5. Therapod teeth from the Judith River Formation of southern Alberta, Canada P. J. Currie, J. K. Rigby and R. E. Sloan; 6. The systematic position of Baryonyx walkeri A. J. Charig and A. C. Milner; 7. Variation in Tyrannosaurus Rex K. Carpenter; Part IV. Footprints: A name for the trace of an act: approaches to the nomenclature and classification of fossil vertebrate footprints W. A. S. Sarjeant; Part V. Summary and Prospectus: P. J. Currie and K. Carpenter.
Responsibility: edited by Kenneth Carpenter and Philip J. Currie

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