The evolution and extinction of the dinosaurs

D. E. Fastovsky, D. B. Weishampel

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Abstract

This book, written with the non-specialist in mind, provides a comprehensive textbook on the origins, diversity and extinction of the dinosaurs including cladistic methods in systematics, endothermy, dinosaur functional morphology and the relationships of dinosaurs to birds. The text is structured in the following fashion: part one includes an introductory section followed by chapters describing the Mesozoic era: the principles of evolutionary theory, phylogeny and cladistics; interrelationships of the various vertebrates groups; and the origins of Dinosauria. Part 2 deals with the Ornithischia and includes chapters dealing in turn with Stegosauria, Ankylosauria, Pachycephalosauria, Ceratopsia, and Ornithopda. Part 3 covers Saurischia with chapters covering: Sauropodomorpha and Theropoda. Part 4 contains chapters covering endothermy, palaeoenvironments and the extinction of the dinosaurs. A glossary, taxonomic index of genera and author index are provided. -A.W.Hall

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe evolution and extinction of the dinosaurs
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISBN (Print)0521444969
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

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dinosaur
endothermy
extinction
cladistics
functional morphology
evolutionary theory
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paleoenvironment
vertebrate
phylogeny
bird
index

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  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Environmental Science(all)

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Fastovsky, D. E., & Weishampel, D. B. (1996). The evolution and extinction of the dinosaurs. In The evolution and extinction of the dinosaurs Cambridge University Press.

The evolution and extinction of the dinosaurs. / Fastovsky, D. E.; Weishampel, D. B.

The evolution and extinction of the dinosaurs. Cambridge University Press, 1996.

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Fastovsky, DE & Weishampel, DB 1996, The evolution and extinction of the dinosaurs. in The evolution and extinction of the dinosaurs. Cambridge University Press.
Fastovsky DE, Weishampel DB. The evolution and extinction of the dinosaurs. In The evolution and extinction of the dinosaurs. Cambridge University Press. 1996
Fastovsky, D. E. ; Weishampel, D. B. / The evolution and extinction of the dinosaurs. The evolution and extinction of the dinosaurs. Cambridge University Press, 1996.
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