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Dinosaurs at the Table

John R. Horner

in The Paleobiological Revolution: Essays on the Growth of Modern Paleontology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748610
eISBN:
9780226748597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748597.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

This chapter examines dinosaur paleobiology and the interpretations of dinosaur evolution. It argues that dinosaur paleontologists were among the first to reach the evolutionary high table and ... More


Ideas in Dinosaur Paleontology: Resonating to Social and Political Context

David E. Fastovsky

in The Paleobiological Revolution: Essays on the Growth of Modern Paleontology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748610
eISBN:
9780226748597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748597.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

This chapter examines the social and political meaning of dinosaur paleontology in popular culture. It considers three case studies: the paleobiology of the large theropod T. rex, the discovery of ... More


Skeletochronology

Woodward Holly N., Padian Kevin, and Lee Andrew H.

in Bone Histology of Fossil Tetrapods: Advancing Methods, Analysis, and Interpretation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780520273528
eISBN:
9780520955110
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273528.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

The bones in a skeleton grow at different rates. A single bone changes its growth rate through time, and even parts of the same bone grow at different rates over an individual’s lifetime. ... More


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