Grand in-8 broché, XIII-318 pp., nbr. fig. dans le texte. Owner's stamps, good condition. Nombreuses contributions réparties en 9 sections : Methods ; Sauropodomorpha ; Theropoda ; Ornithopoda ; Pachycephalosauria ; Ceratopsia ; Stegosauria ; Ankylosauria ; Footprints. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: In recent years dinosaurs have captured the attention of the public at an unprecedented level. At the heart of this resurgence in popular interest is an increased level of research activity, much of which is innovative in the field of paleontology. For instance, whereas earlier paleontological studies emphasized basic morphologic description and taxonomic classification, modern studies attempt to examine the role and nature of dinosaurs as living animals. More than ever before, we understand how these extinct species functioned, behaved, interacted with each other and the environment, and evolved. Nevertheless, these studies rely on certain basic building blocks of knowledge, including facts about dinosaur anatomy and taxonomic relationships. One of the purposes of this volume is to unravel some of the problems surrounding dinosaur systematics and to increase our understanding of dinosaurs as a biological species. Dinosaur Systematics presents a current overview of dinosaur systematics using various examples to explore what is a species in a dinosaur, what separates genders in dinosaurs, what morphological changes occur with maturation of a species, and what morphological variations occur within a species.
Book Description: Whereas earlier paleontological studies emphasized basic morphologic description and taxonomic classification, modern studies attempt to examine the role and nature of dinosaurs as living animals from the perspective of "dinosaur systematics."
Titel: Dinosaur systematics. Approaches and ...
Verlag: Cambridge University Press, 1992.
Einband: Couverture souple
Buchbeschreibung Cambridge: UNiversity Press. Large 8vo. Pp. xvi,318, 194 photos, drawings and diagrs., refs., index. Paperbound, orig. stiff wrs. Artikel-Nr. 8088
Buchbeschreibung Cambridge University Press, 1990. xvi, 318, text figs. . HB. Vg in d/w. Owner's name to endpaper. Papers from the Dinosaur Systematics Symposium, June, 1986, Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology, Canada. Artikel-Nr. 20108