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Dinosaurs : The Encyclopedia



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Author: Donald F. GlutVertebrate Paleontology

Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc

Publish Date: 28 Feb 2013

ISBN-13: 9780786472222

Pages: 304

File Type: PDF

Language: English

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Preface

For the layperson and the paleontologist, this is the definitive reference work on dinosaurian genera. Section I provides a thorough history of fieldwork, laboratory studies and paleontological research, and outlines several of the scientific theories of dinosaur extinction. Section II provides dinosaurian systematics toward the end of organizing the various taxa into a convenient and workable order. Section III is an alphabetically arranged compilation of dinosaurian genera. Section IV details the doubtful genera that have appeared in the paleontological literature. Section V lists “”excluded genera,”” or taxa that had been previously regarded as dinosaurian. This heavily illustrated volume contains many depictions of life models constructed by experts in vertebrate paleontology restoration and based on the original fossil material. Supplemental volumes do not repeat information from earlier volumes, but build upon them.
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About the Author

Donald F. Glut is a prolific book and article writer, and movie producer-director. Among his many works is the award-winning Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia and its supplements. He is the president of Frontline Entertainment and lives in Burbank, California.
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Table of Contents

Volume 1

Acknowledgments v

Foreword, by Michael K. Brett-Surman, Ph.D. vii

Preface xi

I A Background 1

The Mesozoic Era 6

Dinosaur Origins and Relationships 18

Birds and Dinosaurs 20

Dinosaur Success 22

“Warm-Blooded” versus “Cold-Blooded” Dinosaurs 23

Dinosaur Extinctions 29

II Dinosaurian Systematics 35

Explanations of Higher Taxa of the Dinosauria

III Dinosaurian Genera (A-D) 75

Volume 2

III Dinosaurian Genera (E-R) 382

Volume 3

III Dinosaurian Genera (S-Z) 777

IV Nomina Nuda 995

V Excluded Genera 1003

A List of Abbreviations 1011

Glossary 1015

Bibliography 1023

Index 1059
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