Vertebrate Palaeontology

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John Wiley & Sons, 2009 M02 5 - 472 páginas
Vertebrate Palaeontology is a complete, up-to-date historyof the evolution of vertebrates. The third edition of this populartext has been extensively revised to incorporate the latestresearch, including new material from North and South America,Australia, Europe, China, Africa and Russia.
  • Highlights astonishing new discoveries including new dinosaursand Mesozoic birds from China
  • features a new chapter on how to study fossil vertebrates
  • provides an increased emphasis on the cladistic framework withcladograms set apart from the body of the text and full lists ofdiagnostic characters
  • includes new molecular evidence on early mammaldiversification
  • new features aid study including new functional anddevelopmental feature spreads, key questions and extensivereferences to useful web sites
  • strong phylogenetic focus making it an up-to-date source of thelatest broad-scale systematic data on vertebrate evolution

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CHAPTER 2 How to Study Fossil Vertebrates
16
CHAPTER 3 Early Palaeozoic Fishes
38
CHAPTER 4 The Early Tetrapods and Amphibians
74
CHAPTER 5 The Evolution of Early Amniotes
106
CHAPTER 6 Tetrapods of the Triassic
136
CHAPTER 7 The Evolution of Fishes after the Devonian
158
CHAPTER 8 The Age of Dinosaurs
187
CHAPTER 9 The Birds
256
CHAPTER 10 The Mammals
288
CHAPTER 11 Human Evolution
363
Classification of the vertebrates
389
Glossary
404
References
408
Index
439
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Michael Benton is Professor of Vertebrate Palaeontology at the University of Bristol. He is interested particularly in early reptiles, Triassic dinosaurs and macroevolution, and has published 50 books and 160 scientific articles.

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