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The Evolution of Flowers

Beverley J. Glover

in Understanding Flowers and Flowering: An integrated approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198565970
eISBN:
9780191714009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565970.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Plant Sciences and Forestry

Flowers are relatively recent innovations. The first land plants arose around 470 million years ago, but fossil evidence indicates that only after another 340 million years did the angiosperms ... More


The Dinosaurs

Richard P. Hilton

in Dinosaurs and Other Mesozoic Reptiles of California

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233157
eISBN:
9780520928459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233157.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Dinosaurs were the result of the evolutionary changes that took place in reptiles during the Paleozoic Era. This chapter discusses the taxonomy and evidence of dinosaur fossils in California. ... More


The Post Glacial Distribution of New Zealand Mayflies

T. R. Hitchings

in International Advances in the Ecology, Zoogeography, and Systematics of Mayflies and Stoneflies

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520098688
eISBN:
9780520943803
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098688.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter examines the post-glacial population distribution of mayflies in New Zealand. It explains that the mayfly population was isolated after New Zealand was separated from Antarctica and the ... More


Tupai: an Introduction

Louise H. Emmons

in Tupai: A Field Study of Bornean Treeshrews

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222915
eISBN:
9780520925045
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222915.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This introductory chapter explains the theme of this book, which is about the treeshrews of Borneo. It provides a brief overview of thought on treeshrew taxonomy and phylogeny and the search for ... More


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