The Sauropods: Evolution and Paleobiology [1ed.]9780520246232, 0-520-24623-3

Author : Kristina Curry Rogers, Jeffrey Wilson
"""Description: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 evolution is told in an extensive fossil record of skeletons and footprints that span the globe and 150 million years of earth history. This generously illustrated volume is the first comprehensive scientific summary of sauropod evolution and paleobiology. The contributors explore sauropod anatomy, detail its variations, and question the myth that life at large size led to evolutionary stagnation and eventual replacement by more ""advanced"" herbivorous dinosaurs. Chapters address topics such as the evolutionary history and diversity of sauropods
Categories: Biology Zoology:Paleontology
Year :2005
Publisher : University of California Press
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 360
File Info : pdf 5 Mb