Mesozoic vertebrate life
- Darren H. Tanke & Kenneth Carpenter, editors ; Michael W. Skrepnick, art editor.
- Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2001.
- Physical description
- xviii, 577 p.,  p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 27 cm.
- Life of the past.
At the library
Earth Sciences Library (Branner)
|QE841 .M574 2001||Unknown|
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 526-541) and index.
- Preliminary Table of Contents: Preface - Introduction to Philip Currie: Robert L. Carroll Publications of Philip John Currie: Clive Coy
- Section I - Theropods
- Chapter 1. New Theropod from the Late Cretaceous of Patagonia: Rodolfo A. Coria
- Chapter 2. On the Type and Referred Material of Laelaps Trihedrodon Cope
- 1877 (Dinosauria, Theropoda): Dan Chure
- Chapter 3. Endocranial Anatomy of Carcharodontosaurus saharicus Theropoda : Allosauroidea) and its Implications for Theropod Brain Evolution: Hans C. E. Larsson
- Chapter 4. Lower Jaw of Gallimimus Bullatus: Jrn H. Hurum
- Chapter 5. Late Cretaceous Oviraptorosaur (Theropoda) Dinosaurs From Montana: David J. Varricchio.
- Chapter 6. Tooth Marked Small Theropod Bone - an Extremely Rare Trace: A.R. Jacobsen.
- Chapter 7. The Phylogeny And Taxonomy of The Tyrannosauridae: Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
- Chapter 8. A Kerf-and-Drill Model of Tyrannosaur Tooth Serrations: William L. Abler
- Chapter 9. Forelimb Osteology and Biomechanics of Tyrannosaurus rex: Kenneth Carpenter and Matt Smith
- Chapter 10. Feathered Dinosaurs And The Origin of Flight: Kevin Padian, Ji Qang, and Ji Shu-an
- Section II - Sauropods
- Chapter 11. New Titanosauriform (Sauropoda) from the Poison Strip Member of the Cedar Mountain Formation (Lower Cretaceous), Utah: Virginia Tidwell, Kenneth Carpenter and Susanne Meyer
- Chapter 12. Gastroliths from the Lower Cretaceous Sauropod Cedarosaurus weiskopfae: Frank Sanders, Kim Manley and Kenneth Carpenter
- Section III - Ornithischians
- Chapter 13 New Ornithopod From The Cedar Mountain Formation (Lower Cretaceous) of Eastern Utah: Tony DiCroce and Kenneth Carpenter
- Chapter 14. A Baby Ornithopod from the Morrison Formation of Garden Park, Colorado: Kathleen Brill and Kenneth Carpenter
- Chapter 15. Evidence of Hatchling and Nestling-Sized Hadrosaurs (Reptilia:Ornithischia) from Dinosaur Provincial Park (Dinosaur Park Formation:Campanian), Alberta, Canada: Darren H. Tanke and M.K. Brett-Surman
- Chapter 16. Taphonomy and Paleoenvironment of a Hadrosaur (Dinosauria) from the Matanuska Formation (Turonian) in Southcentral Alaska, U.S.: Anne D. Pasch and Kevin C. May
- Chapter 17. Primitive Armored Dinosaur from the Lufeng Basin, China: Dong Zhiming.
- Chapter 18. A Montanoceratops cerorhynchus (Dinosauria: Ceratopsia) Braincase from the Horseshoe Canyon Formation of Alberta, Canada. Peter J. Makovicky.
- Chapter 19. Speculations on the Socioecology of Ceratopsid Dinosaurs (Ornithischia: Neoceratopsia): Scott D. Sampson.
- Section IV - Dinosaurian Faunas
- Chapter 20. Dinosaurs of Alberta (exclusive of Aves): Michael J. Ryan and Anthony P. Russell.
- Chapter 21. Two Medicine Formation, Montana: Geology and Fauna: David Trexler
- Chapter 22. Late Cretaceous Dinosaur Provinciality: Thomas M. Lehman
- Section V - Paleopathologies
- Chapter 23. Theropod Stress Fractures and Tendon Avulsions as a Clue to Activity: Bruce Rothschild, Darren H. Tanke and Tracy Ford
- Chapter 24. Theropod Paleopathology: a Literature Survey: R. E. Molnar
- Chapter 25. Dinosaurian Humeral Periostitis : a Case of a Juxtacortical Lesion in the Fossil Record: Lorrie McWhinney, Kenneth Carpenter and Bruce Rothschild
- Chapter 26. Pathological Amniote Eggshell - Fossil and Modern: Karl F. Hirsch
- Section VI - Ichnology
- Chapter 27. The Impact of Sedimentology on Vertebrate Track Studies: G.C. Nadon.
- Chapter 28. Acrocanthosaurus and the Maker of Comanchean Large Theropod Footprints: James O. Farlow.
- Chapter 29. Trackways of Large Quadrupedal Ornithopods from the Cretaceous: a Review: Martin G. Lockley and Joanna L. Wright
- Chapter 30. First Reports of Bird and Ornithopod Tracks from the Lakota Formation (Early Cretaceous), Black Hills, South Dakota: Martin Lockley, Paul Janke and Leon Theisen.
- Chapter 31. New Ichnotaxa of Bird and Mammal Footprints from the Lower Cretaceous (Albian) Gates Formation of Alberta: Richard T. McCrea and William A.S. Sarjeant
- Section VII - Dinosaurs and Human History
- Chapter 32. Bones of Contention: Charles H. Sternberg's Lost Dinosaurs: David A.E. Spalding
- Chapter 33. Dinosaurs in Fiction: William A.S. Sarjeant Index.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
This path breaking volume provides further evidence that we are in the midst of a new golden age' of dinosaur palaeontology. It presents important new research on the vertebrate life of the Mesozoic as reported by 45 of the leading workers in the field. Organised into sections on theropods, sauropods, ornithischians, dinosaurian fauna, paleopathologies, and ichnology, these original papers represent a broad cross section of current research. Studies of Charles Sternberg and dinosaurs in fiction conclude the book. Among the interesting findings presented here is a new theropod from Patagonia, a new sauropod and a new ornithodpod from Utah, and new studies of the phylogeny and taxonomy of the Tyrannosauridae. There is a new paper on the feathered dinosaurs from China and the origins of flight, accompanied by striking colour photographs; current speculations on the socioecology of Ceratopsid dinosaurs; and new studies of what can be inferred about dinosaur behavior from examining bone pathologies and trackways. Together, these 33 contributions form a vital portrait of cutting edge research on dinosaurs and other vertebrates from this endlessly fascinating period in the life of the past.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Life of the past
- "New research inspired by the paleontology of Philip J. Currie."
- 0253339073 (alk. paper)
- 9780253339072 (alk. paper)
Browse related items
Start at call number: