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Why Study the Bone Microstructure of Fossil Tetrapods?

Padian Kevin

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/9780520273528.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter discusses the “four signals” of bone histology: ontogeny, phylogeny, mechanics, and environment. These “signals” help us to make sense of the kinds of variation seen in the bone tissues ... More


Research Applications and Integration

Padian Kevin, Boef Miara Maria de, Larsson Hans C.E., Wilson Laura, and Bromage Timothy

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/9780520273528.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

This chapter addresses some of the questions and issues associated with the “four signals” of bone histology, with the aim of actuating further research. It discusses how knowledge in ... More


Herpetological Species as Paleoenvironmental Indicators

J. Alan Holman

in Pleistocene Amphibians and Reptiles in Britain and Europe

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195112320
eISBN:
9780197561096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195112320.003.0010
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Palaeontology: Earth Sciences

In Chapter 5 we have seen that Pleistocene herpetofaunas are often used to suggest paleoenvironmental conditions. The present chapter discusses the validity of this use. With the exception of ... More


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