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The Resource Ecology and behaviour of Mesozoic reptiles, John L. Cloudsley-Thompson

Ecology and behaviour of Mesozoic reptiles, John L. Cloudsley-Thompson

Label
Ecology and behaviour of Mesozoic reptiles
Title
Ecology and behaviour of Mesozoic reptiles
Statement of responsibility
John L. Cloudsley-Thompson
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Our knowledge of extinct animals depends almost entirely upon the study of fossils. This illustrated book clothes the skeletons of dinosaurs and other Mesozoic reptiles with flesh, and shows how these fascinating animals evolved and probably lived. Expert author John L. Cloudsley - Thompson provides an interesting synthesis of current views on their ecology, physiology and behaviour, and outlines the various hypotheses that have been proposed to explain their extinction."--Jacket
Cataloging source
OHX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cloudsley-Thompson, J. L
Dewey number
567.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QE861
LC item number
.C56 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reptiles, Fossil
  • Reptiles, Fossil
  • Dinosaurs
  • Dinosaurs
  • Dinosaurs
  • Paleontology
Label
Ecology and behaviour of Mesozoic reptiles, John L. Cloudsley-Thompson
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Classification -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Amphibians -- 1.3 Reptiles -- 1.4 Note on Colouration -- 2. Diversification of Palaeozoic Reptiles -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Continental Drift -- 2.3 Reptilian Ancestors -- 2.4 Anapsid Reptiles -- 2.5 Synapsid Reptiles -- 3. The Mesozoic Environment -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 The Triassic Period -- 3.3 The Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods -- 4. Amphibious Mesozoic Reptiles -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Locomotion -- 4.3 Testudines -- 4.4 Placodonts and Nothosaurs -- 4.5 Thalattosaurs, Mosasaurs and Other Sea Lizards -- 4.6 Champsosaurs, Phytosaurs and Crocodilians -- 5. Plesiosaurs and Ichthyosaurs -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Swimming -- 5.3 Plesiosaurs -- 5.4 Ichthyosaurs -- 6. Aerial Mesozoic Reptiles -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Gliding Reptiles -- 6.3 Pterosaur Flight -- 6.4 Locomotion on the Ground -- 6.5 Rhamphorynchoids -- 6.6 Pterodactyloids -- 6.7 Life styles -- 6.8 Extinction -- 6.9 Summary -- 7. Terrestrial Mesozoic Reptiles -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Quadrupedal Locomotion -- 7.3 Bipedal Locomotion -- 7.4 Weight and Size Limits -- 7.5 Physiology -- 7.6 Tachymetabolism -- 7.7 Brachymetabolic Thermoregulation -- 7.8 Hair and Feathers -- 7.9 Conclusions -- 8. Therapsids, Anapsids and Early Diapsids -- 8.1 Introduction -- 8.2 Therapsids and the Origin of Mammals
  • 8.3 Anapsids -- 8.4 Early Diapsids -- 9. The Dinosaurs: Weapons, Display and Reproduction -- 9.1 The Earliest Dinosaurs -- 9.2 Dinosaur Weapons -- 9.3 Reproduction -- 10. Herbivorous Dinosaurs -- 10.1 Introduction -- 10.2 Teeth, Gastroliths and Digestion -- 10.3 Basal Sauropodomorphs Prosauropods -- 10.4 Sauropods -- 10.5 Herbivorous Bipeds -- 10.6 Horned, Plated and Armoured Dinosaurs -- 11. Carnivorous Dinosaurs -- 11.1 Introduction -- 11.2 Dentition -- 11.3 Ceratosaurs -- 11.4 Carnosaurs -- 11.5 The Origin of Birds -- 12. The Cretaceous Extinction -- 12.1 Introduction -- 12.2 Terminal Mesozoic Events -- 12.3 Dinosaur Extinction: Improbable Hypotheses -- 12.4 Catastrophic Hypotheses -- 12.5 Gradualist Hypotheses
Control code
ocm57333225
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 219 pages
Isbn
9783540224211
Lccn
2004112900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
129 illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)57333225
Label
Ecology and behaviour of Mesozoic reptiles, John L. Cloudsley-Thompson
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 1. Classification -- 1.1 Introduction -- 1.2 Amphibians -- 1.3 Reptiles -- 1.4 Note on Colouration -- 2. Diversification of Palaeozoic Reptiles -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 Continental Drift -- 2.3 Reptilian Ancestors -- 2.4 Anapsid Reptiles -- 2.5 Synapsid Reptiles -- 3. The Mesozoic Environment -- 3.1 Introduction -- 3.2 The Triassic Period -- 3.3 The Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods -- 4. Amphibious Mesozoic Reptiles -- 4.1 Introduction -- 4.2 Locomotion -- 4.3 Testudines -- 4.4 Placodonts and Nothosaurs -- 4.5 Thalattosaurs, Mosasaurs and Other Sea Lizards -- 4.6 Champsosaurs, Phytosaurs and Crocodilians -- 5. Plesiosaurs and Ichthyosaurs -- 5.1 Introduction -- 5.2 Swimming -- 5.3 Plesiosaurs -- 5.4 Ichthyosaurs -- 6. Aerial Mesozoic Reptiles -- 6.1 Introduction -- 6.2 Gliding Reptiles -- 6.3 Pterosaur Flight -- 6.4 Locomotion on the Ground -- 6.5 Rhamphorynchoids -- 6.6 Pterodactyloids -- 6.7 Life styles -- 6.8 Extinction -- 6.9 Summary -- 7. Terrestrial Mesozoic Reptiles -- 7.1 Introduction -- 7.2 Quadrupedal Locomotion -- 7.3 Bipedal Locomotion -- 7.4 Weight and Size Limits -- 7.5 Physiology -- 7.6 Tachymetabolism -- 7.7 Brachymetabolic Thermoregulation -- 7.8 Hair and Feathers -- 7.9 Conclusions -- 8. Therapsids, Anapsids and Early Diapsids -- 8.1 Introduction -- 8.2 Therapsids and the Origin of Mammals
  • 8.3 Anapsids -- 8.4 Early Diapsids -- 9. The Dinosaurs: Weapons, Display and Reproduction -- 9.1 The Earliest Dinosaurs -- 9.2 Dinosaur Weapons -- 9.3 Reproduction -- 10. Herbivorous Dinosaurs -- 10.1 Introduction -- 10.2 Teeth, Gastroliths and Digestion -- 10.3 Basal Sauropodomorphs Prosauropods -- 10.4 Sauropods -- 10.5 Herbivorous Bipeds -- 10.6 Horned, Plated and Armoured Dinosaurs -- 11. Carnivorous Dinosaurs -- 11.1 Introduction -- 11.2 Dentition -- 11.3 Ceratosaurs -- 11.4 Carnosaurs -- 11.5 The Origin of Birds -- 12. The Cretaceous Extinction -- 12.1 Introduction -- 12.2 Terminal Mesozoic Events -- 12.3 Dinosaur Extinction: Improbable Hypotheses -- 12.4 Catastrophic Hypotheses -- 12.5 Gradualist Hypotheses
Control code
ocm57333225
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 219 pages
Isbn
9783540224211
Lccn
2004112900
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
129 illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)57333225

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