Vertebrate Palaeontology


Author: Michael Benton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118407644

Category: Science

Page: 480

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Vertebrate palaeontology is a lively field, with new discoveriesreported every week… and not only dinosaurs! This new editionreflects the international scope of vertebrate palaeontology, witha special focus on exciting new finds from China. A key aim is to explain the science. Gone are the days ofguesswork. Young researchers use impressive new numerical andimaging methods to explore the tree of life, macroevolution, globalchange, and functional morphology. The fourth edition is completely revised. The cladisticframework is strengthened, and new functional and developmentalspreads are added. Study aids include: key questions, research tobe done, and recommendations of further reading and web sites. The book is designed for palaeontology courses in biology andgeology departments. It is also aimed at enthusiasts who want toexperience the flavour of how the research is done. The book isstrongly phylogenetic, and this makes it a source of current dataon vertebrate evolution.

Outlines of Vertebrate Palaeontology for Students of Zoology


Author: Arthur Smith Woodward

Publisher: Palala Press

ISBN: 9781378316252

Category: History

Page: 502

View: 9437

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

Fossil Vertebrates


Author: American Museum of Natural History. Dept. of Vertebrate Palaeontology

Publisher: N.A


Category: Paleontology

Page: N.A

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Vertebrate Paleontology in Utah


Author: David D. Gillette

Publisher: Utah Geological Survey

ISBN: 1557916349

Category: Science

Page: 554

View: 3738

The 52 papers in this vary in content from summaries or state-of-knowledge treatments, to detailed contributions that describe new species. Although the distinction is subtle, the title (Vertebrate Paleontology in Utah) indicates the science of paleontology in the state of Utah, rather than the even more ambitious intent if it were given the title “Vertebrate Paleontology of Utah” which would promise an encyclopedic treatment of the subject. The science of vertebrate paleontology in Utah is robust and intense. It has grown prodigiously in the past decade, and promises to continue to grow indefinitely. This research benefits everyone in the state, through Utah’s muse ums and educational institutions, which are the direct beneficiaries.

Arthur Smith Woodward:

His Life and Influence on Modern Vertebrate Palaeontology


Author: Z. Johanson,P.M. Barrett,M. Richter,M. Smith

Publisher: Geological Society of London

ISBN: 1862397414

Category: Science

Page: 362

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Arthur Smith Woodward was the Natural History Museum’s longest-serving Keeper of Geology and the world’s leading expert on fossil fish. He was also an unwitting victim of the Piltdown fraud, which overshadowed his important scientific contributions. The aim of this book is to honour Smith Woodward’s contributions to vertebrate palaeontology, discuss their relevance today and provide insights into the factors that made him such an eminent scientist. The last few years have seen a resurgence in fossil vertebrate (particularly fish) palaeontology, including new techniques for the ‘virtual’ study of fossils (synchrotron and micro CT-scanning) and new research foci, such as ‘Evo-Devo’ – combining fossils with the development of living animals. This new research is built on a strong foundation, like that provided by Smith Woodward’s work. This collection of papers, authored by some of the leading experts in their fields, covers the many facets of Smith Woodward’s life, legacy and career. It will be a benchmark for studies on one of the leading vertebrate palaeontologists of his generation.

Vertebrate Paleontological Techniques:


Author: Patrick Leiggi,Peter May

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521459006

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 7860

Everything that amateur and professional fossil hunters will ever need to know about modern palaeontological techniques and practice.

Biostratigraphy and Vertebrate Paleontology of the San Timoteo Badlands, Southern California


Author: L. Barry Albright III

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520915985

Category: Science

Page: 134

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The author describes forty-two fossil taxa recovered during a study of the San Timoteo Badlands that used magnetobiostratigraphy to develop a temporal framework for addressing the tectonic evolution of southern California over the last 6 million years. For the Pliocene, small mammals are an effective means of correlating a magnetostratigraphy to the Geomagnetic Polarity Time Scale when radioisotopic dates are unobtainable.