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The Dinosauria

Edited by David Weishampel

Published by University of California Press

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780520242098
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520941434 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520242098.001.0001
The Dinosauria

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This revised edition of this book continues in the same vein as the first but encompasses recent spectacular discoveries that have continued to revolutionize this field. A thorough scientific view of current world research, the volume includes comprehensive coverage of dinosaur systematics, reproduction, and life history strategies, biogeography, taphonomy, paleoecology, thermoregulation, and extinction. It contains definitive descriptions and illustrations of these magnificent Mesozoic beasts. The first section of the book begins with the origin of the great clade of these fascinating reptiles, followed by separate coverage of each major dinosaur taxon, including the Mesozoic radiation of birds. The second part of the volume navigates through broad areas of interest. Here we find comprehensive documentation of dinosaur distribution through time and space, discussion of the interface between geology and biology, and the paleoecological inferences that can be made through this link.

Keywords: dinosaur systematics; reproduction; life history strategies; biogeography; taphonomy; paleoecology; thermoregulation; extinction; dinosaur taxon; Mesozoic radiation

Book.  880 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Evolutionary Biology

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Introduction in The Dinosauria

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Saurischia in The Dinosauria

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Ceratosauria in The Dinosauria

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