Special Papers in Palaeontology, Evolution and Palaeobiology of Early Sauropodomorph Dinosaurs / Edition 1

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Special Papers in Palaeontology, published by The Palaeontological Association, is a series of substantial separate works conforming to the style of the Palaeontology journal. Two issues are published each year and feature high standard illustrations.

  • An analysis of Sauropoda which includes many of the most familiar dinosaurs, such as Apatosaurus (formerly ‘Brontosaurus’), Diplodocus and Brachiosaurus (the latter finding fame in the Jurassic Park movies)
  • Advances our knowledge of sauropod phylogeny, biomechanics, physiology and ecology and offers insights into the limits of life at large body size
  • An active and constructive debate in dinosaur studies that will serve as a benchmark for future work on prosauropods and basal sauropods
  • Includes 107 text-figures and 24 tables
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405169332
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/1/2007
  • Series: Special Papers in Palaeontology Series
  • Edition description: Number 77
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul M. Barrett and David J. Batten are both members of The Palaeontological Association.

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Table of Contents

Foreword: P. M. Barrett and T. J. Fedak.

1. The First Complete Skull Of The Triassic Dinosaur Melanorosaurus Haughton (Sauropodomorpha: Anchisauria): A. M. Yates.

2. A Phylogenetic Analysis Of Basal Sauropodomorph Relationships: Implications For The Origin Of Sauropod Dinosaurs: P. Upchurch, P. M. Barrett and P. M. Galton.

3. The Evolution Of Feeding Mechanisms In Early Sauropodomorph Dinosaurs: P. M. Barrett and P. Upchurch.

4. The Pectoral Girdle And Forelimb Anatomy Of The Stem-Sauropodomorph Saturnalia Tupiniquim (Upper Triassic, Brazil): M. C. Langer, M. A. G. Francça and S. Gabriel.

5. Were The Basal Sauropodomorph Dinosaurs Plateosaurus And Massospondylus Habitual Quadrupeds?: M. F. Bonnan And P. Senter.

6. A New Description Of The Forelimb Of The Basal Sauropodomorph Melanorosaurus: Implications For The Evolution Of Pronation, Manus Shape And Quadrupedalism In Sauropod Dinosaurs: M. F. Bonnan and A. M. Yates.

7. Bone Histology And Growth Of The Prosauropod Dinosaur Plateosaurus Engelhardti Von Meyer, 1837 From The Norian Bonebeds Of Trossingen (Germany) And Frick (Switzerland): N. Klein and P. M. Sander.

8. What Pneumaticity Tells Us About ‘Prosauropods’, And Vice Versa: M. Wedel.

9. New Information On Lessemsaurus Sauropoides (Dinosauria: Sauropodomorpha) From The Upper Triassic Of Argentina: D. Pol and J. E. Powell.

10. New Information On The Braincase And Skull Of Anchisaurus Polyzelus (Lower Jurassic, Connecticut, USA; Saurischia: Sauropodomorpha): Implications For Sauropodomorph Systematics: T. J. Fedak and P. M. Galton.

11. Basal Sauropodomorpha: Historical And Recent Phylogenetic Hypotheses, With Comments On Ammosaurus Major (Marsh, 1889): P. C. Sereno.

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