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Stratigraphic Paleobiology: Understanding the Distribution of Fossil Taxa in Time and Space

Mark E. Patzkowsky and Steven M. Holland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226649375
eISBN:
9780226649399
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649399.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

This book focuses on the interpretation of the fossil record that has been exemplified by the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) controversy, and it has been repeated countless times across a wide array of ... More


Species and Speciation in the Fossil Record

Warren D. Allmon and Margaret M. Yacobucci (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226377445
eISBN:
9780226377582
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226377582.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

The nature and concept of "species" are central to paleontology, yet the resurgence of interest in species in evolutionary biology over the past few decades has had surprisingly little impact on how ... More


From Beginnings to Prospects

Mark E. Patzkowsky and Steven M. Holland

in Stratigraphic Paleobiology: Understanding the Distribution of Fossil Taxa in Time and Space

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226649375
eISBN:
9780226649399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649399.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

This chapter explains how the view of stratigraphic paleobiology and its core elements originated. Once the stratigraphic framework was in place, the samples were collected for counts within the ... More


Cenozoic Mammals of Africa

Lars Werdelin (ed.)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520257214
eISBN:
9780520945425
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520257214.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This volume is a comprehensive review of the African mammalian fossil record over the past 65 million years. The book includes current taxonomic and systematic revisions of all African mammal taxa, ... More


The Sauropods: Evolution and Paleobiology

Kristina Curry Rogers (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246232
eISBN:
9780520932333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246232.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Sauropod dinosaurs were the largest animals ever to walk the earth, and they represent a substantial portion of vertebrate biomass and biodiversity during the Mesozoic Era. The story of sauropod ... More


Paleodietary Comparisons of Ungulates Between the Late Miocene of China, and Pikermi and Samos in Greece

Nikos Solounias, Gina M. Semprebon, Matthew C. Mihlbachler, and Florent Rivals

in Fossil Mammals of Asia: Neogene Biostratigraphy and Chronology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231150125
eISBN:
9780231520829
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231150125.003.0031
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

This chapter presents the results of a study which compares the paleodiets of ungulates between the late Miocene of China, and Pikermi and Samos in Greece. The paleobotanical record of the late ... More


: Monoliths of the Mesozoic

Jeffrey A. Wilson and Kristina Curry Rogers

in The Sauropods: Evolution and Paleobiology

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520246232
eISBN:
9780520932333
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520246232.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This book investigates the sauropod systematics and paleobiology. It hopes to explain how their body plan was constructed, to explore its variations, and to dispel the myth that it led to ... More


Dinosaur Physiology

Kevin Padian and John R. Horner

in The Dinosauria

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242098
eISBN:
9780520941434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242098.003.0032
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines the physiology, metabolism, and behavior of dinosaurs. It discusses the evolution of endothermy and examines the typological and transformational approaches to dinosaurian ... More


Bones, Clones, and Biomes: The History and Geography of Recent Neotropical Mammals

Bruce D. Patterson and Leonora P. Costa (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226649191
eISBN:
9780226649214
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226649214.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

As explorers and scientists have known for decades, the Neotropics harbor a fantastic array of our planet's mammalian diversity, from capybaras and capuchins to maned wolves and mouse opossums to ... More


Rereading the Fossil Record: The Growth of Paleobiology as an Evolutionary Discipline

David Sepkoski

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226748559
eISBN:
9780226748580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226748580.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

Although fossils have provided some of the most important evidence for evolution, the discipline of paleontology has not always had a central place in evolutionary biology. Beginning in Darwin's day, ... More


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