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Author Paul, Gregory S.

Title Dinosaurs of the air : the evolution and loss of flight in dinosaurs and birds / Gregory S. Paul.

Imprint Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2002.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  568 P281d 2002    ---  Available
Description ix, 460 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 411-436) and index.
Contents A history -- The science of bird origins -- Skulls -- Skeletons -- Feathers and other fluff -- The beginnings of flight : from the ground up or from the trees down -- The early evolution of flight -- The loss of flight -- The lifestyle of the urvogel -- Looking for the true bird ancestor -- Were some dinosaurs also neoflightless birds -- A look at the phylogenetics of predatory dinosaurs -- The mesozoic -- The great extinction -- The cenozoic : the age of neornithines.
Subject Birds, Fossil.
Birds -- Evolution.
Birds -- Flight.
ISBN 0801867630 (alk. paper)

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