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Dinosaurs and Other Mesozoic Reptiles of California

Richard Hilton

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233157
eISBN:
9780520928459
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233157.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

One of the most geologically complex and diverse states California spent much of the age of dinosaurs under water. While most of the fossils found in the state are those of reptiles that lived in the ... More


Evolutionary History

A. Peter Klimley

in The Biology of Sharks and Rays

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226442495
eISBN:
9780226923086
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923086.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology

This chapter discusses the long evolutionary history of the cartilaginous fishes. Topics covered include the sharks and chimaeras of the Paleozoic era (species diversification, Early Paleozoic ... More


The Marine Reptiles

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/9780520233157.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Reptiles in the past adapted to a marine life, and in some cases, these animals adapted to a permanent oceanic experience. The less evolved forms returned to the beaches to lay eggs, but the more ... More


Putting Great Guania and the Isles of Yesteryear

James Lazell

in Island: Fact and Theory in Nature

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520243521
eISBN:
9780520931596
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243521.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Heatwole and MacKenzie were describing a great island, occupying the entire area of what others call the Puerto Rico Bank today. No people ever saw the great island documented by Heatwole and ... 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


The Biography of the Earth: Mesozoic Era

Elisabeth Ervin-Blankenheim

in Song of the Earth: Understanding Geology and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2021
ISBN:
9780197502464
eISBN:
9780197502495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197502464.003.0011
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Historical Geology

The story of the Phanerozoic Eon continues in this chapter with the Mesozoic Era. The first period in the Mesozoic, the Triassic, was bookended by two extinction events, the one at the beginning, ... More


Frameworks for Europe’s Past

T. Douglas Price

in Europe before Rome: A Site-by-Site Tour of the Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199914708
eISBN:
9780197563267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199914708.003.0004
Subject:
Archaeology, European Archaeology

This book is about the prehistoric archaeology of Europe—the lives and deaths of peoples and cultures—about how we became human; the rise of hunters; the birth and growth of society; the emergence ... More


From Cambrian Explosion to First FarmersHow Climate Made Us Human

Anthony McMichael

in Climate Change and the Health of Nations: Famines, Fevers, and the Fate of Populations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190262952
eISBN:
9780197559581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190262952.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

Details Blur As We peer back through millions of years, but the outline of the story is clear enough. During the past 2– 3 million years, our hominin forebears had to cope with an increasingly ... More


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