Evolution of the Vertebrates: A History of the Backboned Animals Through Time / Edition 3

Evolution of the Vertebrates: A History of the Backboned Animals Through Time / Edition 3

by Edwin H. Colbert
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471049662

ISBN-13: 9780471049661

Pub. Date: 08/12/1980

Publisher: Wiley

A comprehensive survey of vertebrate evolution, based upon our knowledge of the fossil record. New edition introduces concept of Plate Tectonics, and is completely up-to-date. Contains many attractive illustrations. Presupposes no prior scientific background.  See more details below

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A comprehensive survey of vertebrate evolution, based upon our knowledge of the fossil record. New edition introduces concept of Plate Tectonics, and is completely up-to-date. Contains many attractive illustrations. Presupposes no prior scientific background.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471049661
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/12/1980
Edition description:
3d ed
Pages:
510

Table of Contents

Jawless Vertebrates.

The Acanthodians and Placoderms.

Success of the Fishes.

From Water to Land.

Early Vertebrate Faunas.

Amphibians.

Advent of the Reptiles.

Mammal-Like Reptiles.

Conquest of the Land.

Early Ruling Reptiles.

Marine Reptiles.

Flying Reptiles and Birds.

Triumph of the Dinosaurs.

Years of the Dinosaurs.

Surviving Reptiles.

Beginning of the Mammals.

Marsupials.

Introduction to the Placentals.

The Diverging Placentals.

Evolution of the Primates.

Rodents and Rabbits.

Cetaceans.

Creodonts and Carnivores.

Ancient Hoofed Mammals.

South American Ungulates.

Perissodactyls.

Artiodactyls.

Elephants and Their Kin.

The Age of Mammals.

A Classification of the Chordates.

References.

Key to Abbreviations of Bone Names Used in Illustrations.

Sources and Credits for Illustrations.

Index.

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