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In the Shadow of the Dinosaurs : Early Mesozoic Tetrapods - Nicholas C. Fraser

In the Shadow of the Dinosaurs

Early Mesozoic Tetrapods

By: Nicholas C. Fraser (Editor), Hans-Dieter Sues (Editor)

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This book is the first attempt to collate all the information known to date on the small vertebrates, e.g. mammals, crocodiles, turtles, lizards, frogs, salamanders, etc., and features contributions by experts with international reputations in their fields. There are chapters on the taxonomy and phylogeny of the key vertebrate groups followed by a section dealing with the most significant fossiliferous assemblages worldwide. The final section looks at how faunal turnover at this time is measured and examines the possibility of mass extinctions.

"...reviews and resolves a number of old questions...also explores unresolved topics and even raises several new questions." David Weishampel, Nature "...delves into an interval and a set of vertebrate species that is particularly relevant to the biodiversity of the modern world...as a manual to begin investigating the workings of the Late Triassic and Early Jurassic world, this is a good book." Science "The papers are wide-ranging, well illustrated, and authoritative, and the editors appear to have kept the authors tightly focused." E. Delson, Choice "The papers are wide-ranging, well illustrated, and authoritative, and the editors appear to have kept the authors tightly focused." E. Delson, Choice "...a comprehensive and integrated work...the book succeeds admirably, containing clear and concise reviews of the key areas and representing an excellent starting point for forays into the primary literature." Michael S.Y. Lee, TREE "...a beautifully produced and substantial book. Its contents are scholarly, enormously interesting, and on the whole clearly written...This book is a 'must' for any academic library harbouring any palaeontological pretensions." Ian Jenkins, Geological Magazine

Phylogeny: Introduction
Late Triassic and Jurassic amphibians
The Lepidosauromorpha
Late Triassic-Early Jurassic sphenodontians from China and the phylogeny of the Sphenodontia
Marine members of the Sphenodontia
Patterns of evolution in Mesozoic Crocodyliformes
Sister-group relationships of mammals and transformations of diagnostic mammalian characters
Faunal Assemblages: Introduction
A review of the British Middle Triassic tetrapod assemblages
Small tetrapods from the Upper Triassic of the Richmond Basin, Virginia
Microvertebrates from the Placerias Quarry
Late Triassic microvertebrates from central Europe
Assemblages of small tetrapods from British Late Triassic fissure deposits
Ornithiscian dinosaurs from the Upper Triassic of the United States
Early Jurassic small tetrapods from the McCoy Brook formation of Nova Scotia
The small tetrapods of the Lower Lufeng Formation, Yunnan, China
Assemblages of small tetrapods from the Early Jurassic of Britain
A review of the Early Jurassic tetrapods from the Glen Canyon Group of the American Southwest
An Early or Middle Jurassic tetrapod assemblage from the La Boca Formation, northeastern Mexico
Middle Jurassic microvertebrate assemblages from the British Isles
A new Bathonian microvertebrate locality in the English Midlands
Faunal Change: Introduction
The chronology and biogeography of mammalian origins
Biotic and climatic changes in the Carnian (Triassic) of Europe and adjacent areas
Late Triassic to Middle Jurassic extinctions among continental tetrapods
Comments on 'Late Triassic to Middle Jurassic extinctions among continental tetrapods'
What was the tempo and mode of evolutionary change in the Late Triassic to Middle Jurassic?
Field trip guide: field guide to three late Triassic tetrapod sites in Virginia and North Carolina.
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ISBN: 9780521452427
ISBN-10: 0521452422
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 448
Published: 2nd March 2015
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 17.4  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 1.16