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The Jehol Fossils

The Jehol Fossils
The Emergence of Feathered Dinosaurs, Beaked Birds and Flowering Plants

by Pei-ji Chen,Yuan Wang,Yuan-qing Wang

  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 2011-09-02
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 0080557880
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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No other single volume reference to the Jehol site and its fossils exists and nowhere is there such a collection of fine photos of the fossils concerned. This book has pieced together the most up-to-date information on the Jehol Biota, a place that has shown the world some of the most astonishing fossil finds including the first complete skeleton of Archaeopteryx in 1861, four-winged dinosaurs- many feathered ones, the first beaked bird, the first plants with flowers and fruits, and thousands of species of invertebrates. Authors shed new light on a number of interesting theoretical issues in evolutionary biology today, such as the origin and early evolution of some major taxonomic groups. The first two chapters give an inviting introduction to the Jehol Biota in terms of its history of study, its main components, its scientific importance, its geographical, geological and biostratigraphic framework, and its renowned fossil discoveries. Each of the remaining chapters deals with a particular organismal group of the Biota written by leading experts. The book is lavishly illustrated with nearly 280 illustrations, which include 200 photographs that show the diversity of the taxa and beauty of their preservation. The colored life restorations, elegantly done by some of China's most celebrated scientific illustrators, give a kiss of life to the dead bones. Although targeted primarily at an educated public, the book is also an invaluable source of information for students and professionals in paleontology, geology, evolutionary biology and science education in general. * Authoritative introduction to an exciting, classic Mesozoic site home to many of the world's most important and best preserved fossils * Clear informative text accessible to the professional and lay reader alike * Over 200 high quality photographs of a wide range of extraordinary fossils * Beautiful colour paintings depicting reconstructed animals and plants in lifelike landscapes * Lavish, large format, high quality production

Birds of Stone

Birds of Stone
Chinese Avian Fossils from the Age of Dinosaurs

by Luis M. Chiappe,Meng Qingjin

  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 2016-11
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 1421420244
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When fossils of birds from China’s Jehol region first appeared in scientific circles, the world took notice. These Mesozoic masterpieces are between 120 and 131 million years old and reveal incredible details that capture the diversity of ancient bird life. Paleontologists all over the world began to collaborate with Chinese colleagues as new and wondrous fossil-related discoveries became regular events. The pages of National Geographic and major scientific journals described the intricate views of feathers as well as food still visible in the guts of these ancient birds. Now, for the first time, a sweeping collection of the most interesting of Jehol’s avian fossils is on display in this beautiful book. Birds of Stone makes visible the unexpected avian diversity that blanketed the earth just a short time (geologically speaking) after a dinosaur lineage gave rise to the first birds. Our visual journey through these fossils is guided by Luis M. Chiappe, a world expert on early birds, and Meng Qingjin, a leading figure in China's natural history museum community. Together, they help us understand the "meaning" of each fossil by providing straightforward narratives that accompany the full-page photographs of the Jehol discoveries. Anyone interested in the history of life—from paleontologists to inquisitive birders—will find Birds of Stone an irresistible feast for the eyes and mind.

The Jehol Biota

The Jehol Biota
The Emergence of Feathered Dinosaurs, Beaked Birds and Flowering Plants

by Miman Zhang

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9787532373185
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New Fossil Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea: Nemonychidae) from the Jehol Biota of Western Liaoning, China

New Fossil Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea: Nemonychidae) from the Jehol Biota of Western Liaoning, China
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by Ming Liu,Dong Ren,Polska Akademia Nauk. Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii,Fundacja "Natura optima dux".

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 8
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Birds of Stone

Birds of Stone
Chinese Avian Fossils from the Age of Dinosaurs

by Luis M. Chiappe,Meng Qingjin

  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 2016-11-01
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1421420252
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Anyone interested in the history of life—from paleontologists to inquisitive birders—will find Birds of Stone an irresistible feast for the eyes and mind.

Avian Evolution

Avian Evolution
The Fossil Record of Birds and its Paleobiological Significance

by Gerald Mayr

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2016-09-08
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN : 1119020727
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Knowledge of the evolutionary history of birds has much improved in recent decades. Fossils from critical time periods are being described at unprecedented rates and modern phylogenetic analyses have provided a framework for the interrelationships of the extant groups. This book gives an overview of the avian fossil record and its paleobiological significance, and it is the only up-to-date textbook that covers both Mesozoic and more modern-type Cenozoic birds in some detail. The reader is introduced to key features of basal avians and the morphological transformations that have occurred in the evolution towards modern birds. An account of the Cenozoic fossil record sheds light on the biogeographic history of the extant avian groups and discusses fossils in the context of current phylogenetic hypotheses. This review of the evolutionary history of birds not only addresses students and established researchers, but it may also be a useful source of information for anyone else with an interest in the evolution of birds and a moderate background in biology and geology.

Description and Ontogenetic Assessment of a New Jehol Microraptorine

Description and Ontogenetic Assessment of a New Jehol Microraptorine
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by Ashley William Poust

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 105
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fossils from the Jehol Group (Early Cretaceous, Liaoning Province, China) have greatly contributed to our understanding of the morphology and diversity of Paraves, the group of dinosaurs including sickle-clawed dromaeosaurs, large-brained troodontids, and avialians, the ancestors of modern birds. However, many taxa are represented by only a few specimens of unclear ontogenetic age. Without a thorough understanding of ontogeny, the evolutionary relationships and significance of character states may be obscured within paravian dinosaurs. A complete specimen of a new taxon of microraptorine dromaeosaur, Wulong bohaiensis gen. et sp. nov., from the Jiufotang Formation (upper Jehol Group) exhibits clearly juvenile morphology. The dinosaur is small and preserved in articulation on a single slab. It has microraptorine features such as a subarctometatarsalian foot, a short first manual digit, and a prominent tubercle on the pubis. Phylogenetic analysis substantiates this assignment. It also possesses more than 29 tail vertebrae, inclined pneumatic foramina on its dorsal vertebrae, and an unusually large coracoid fenestra, which with other features argue that it is a new taxon. This individual shows many osteological markers of immaturity identified in other archosaurs. Skull elements, all visible neurocentral sutures, pubes, and proximal tarsals remain unfused. Grainy surface texture of the cortical bone and poor ossification of long bone articular surfaces further supports an immature status. Histologic samples of the tibia, fibula, and humerus of this individual (the first microraptorine theropod to be sampled) confirm that it was around a single year in age and still growing at death, but that the growth had slowed. This slow down in growth is interesting in light of the presence of pennaceous feathers extending from the fore- and hind-limbs and, notably, two long plumes extending more than 12 cm from the tip of the caudal series. This indicates that presence of a variety of feather types, including filamentous feathers, pennaceous primaries, and long rectrices, likely used for ornamentation, preceded skeletal maturity and full adult size.

Aspects of Nonmarine Cretaceous Geology

Aspects of Nonmarine Cretaceous Geology
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by Niall J. Mateer,Pei-ji Chen

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rise of the Dragon

Rise of the Dragon
Readings from Nature on the Chinese Fossil Record

by Henry Gee

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2001-11
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 9780226284910
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Over the past decade, fossil finds from China have stunned the world, grabbing headlines and changing perceptions with a wealth of new discoveries. Many of these finds were first announced to English speakers in the journal Nature.Rise of the Dragon gathers together sixteen of these original reports, some augmented with commentaries originally published in Nature's "News and Views" section. Perhaps the best known of these new Chinese fossils are the famous feathered dinosaurs from Liaoning Province, which may help end one of the most intense debates in paleontology—whether birds evolved from dinosaurs. But other finds have been just as spectacular, such as the minutely preserved (to the cellular level) animal embryos of the 670 million-year-old Duoshantuo phosphorites, or the world's oldest known fish, from the Chengjiang formation in southwestern Yunnan Province. Rise of the Dragon makes descriptions and detailed discussions of these important finds available in one convenient volume for paleontologists and serious fossil fans.

Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems

Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems
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by Paul Selden,John R. Nudds

  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0124046290
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first edition of Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems was widely praised for its coverage and approach in describing and illustrating 14 well-known fossil sites from around the world. The authors have now updated the text and added 6 new chapters with many new color illustrations. Following a general introduction to fossil Lagerst�tten, each chapter deals with a single site and follows the same format: its evolutionary position and significance; its background sedimentology, stratigraphy and palaeoenvironment; a description of the biota and palaeoecology; a comparison with other similar Lagerst�tten; and a list of relevant museums and suggestions for visiting the sites. This study of exceptionally well-preserved fossil sites from different periods in geological time provides a picture of the evolution of ecosystems through the ages. Covers several sites that are not listed in other Lagerstatten books making this the most comprehensive book on the topic; Beautifully illustrated throughout with more than 450 color photographs and diagrams; Provides value to a wide range of students and professionals in palaeontology and related sciences.

A Fossil Insect Nymph from Jehol, by Masuzô Uéno,...

A Fossil Insect Nymph from Jehol, by Masuzô Uéno,...
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by Masuzō Ueno

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1935
  • Pages : 9
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Rise of Birds

The Rise of Birds
225 Million Years of Evolution

by Sankar Chatterjee

  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 2015-04-03
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN : 1421415909
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A small set of fossilized bones discovered almost thirty years ago led paleontologist Sankar Chatterjee on a lifelong quest to understand their place in our understanding of the history of life. They were clearly the bones of something unusual, a bird-like creature that lived long, long ago in the age of dinosaurs. He called it Protoavis, and the animal that owned these bones quickly became a contender for the title of "oldest known bird." In 1997, Chatterjee published his findings in the first edition of The Rise of Birds. Since then Chatterjee and his colleagues have searched the world for more transitional bird fossils. And they have found them. This second edition of The Rise of Birds brings together a treasure trove of fossils that tell us far more about the evolution of birds than we once dreamed possible. With no blind allegiance to what he once thought he knew, Chatterjee devours the new evidence and lays out the most compelling version of the birth and evolution of the avian form ever attempted. He takes us from Texas to Spain, China, Mongolia, Madagascar, Australia, Antarctica, and Argentina. He shows how, in the "Cretaceous Pompeii" of China, he was able to reconstruct the origin and evolution of flight of early birds from the feathered dinosaurs that lay among thousands of other amazing fossils. Chatterjee takes us to where long-hidden bird fossils dwell. His compelling, occasionally controversial, revelations—accompanied by spectacular illustrations—are a must-read for anyone with a serious interest in the evolution of "the feathered dinosaurs," from vertebrate paleontologists and ornithologists to naturalists and birders.

Issues in Anthropology, Evolution, and Development: 2013 Edition

Issues in Anthropology, Evolution, and Development: 2013 Edition
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by Anonim

  • Publisher : ScholarlyEditions
  • Release : 2013-05-01
  • Pages : 302
  • ISBN : 1490108513
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Issues in Anthropology, Evolution, and Development: 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Paleontology. The editors have built Issues in Anthropology, Evolution, and Development: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Paleontology in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Anthropology, Evolution, and Development: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Terra

Terra
Our 100-Million-Year-Old Ecosystem--and the Threats That Now Put It at Risk

by Michael Novacek

  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 2008-11-11
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN : 1466821604
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A paleontologist awakens us to the "extinction event" that human activity is bringing about today The natural world as humans have always known it evolved close to 100 million years ago, with the appearance of flowering plants and pollinating insects during the age of the dinosaurs. Its tremendous history is now in danger of profound, catastrophic disruption. In Terra, a brilliant synthesis of evolutionary biology, paleontology, and modern environmental science, Michael Novacek shows how all three can help us understand and prevent what he (and others) call today's "mass extinction event." Humanity's use of land, our consumption, the pollution we create, and our contributions to global warming are causing this crisis. True, the fossil record of hundreds of millions of years reveals that wild and bounteous nature has always evolved not quietly but thunderously, as species arise, flourish, die off, and are replaced by new species. We learn from paleontology and archaeology that for 50,000 years, human hunting, mining, and agriculture have changed many localities, sometimes irrevocably. But today, Novacek insists, our behavior endangers the entire global ecosystem. And if we disregard—through ignorance, antipathy, or apathy—the theory of evolution that developed with our modern understanding of the Earth's past, we not only impede enlightenment but threaten any practical strategy for our own survival. The evolutionary future of the entire living planet depends on our understanding this.

Chinese Fossil Vertebrates

Chinese Fossil Vertebrates
A Book

by Spencer G. Lucas

  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release : 2002-01-30
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0231504616
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is a comprehensive, chronologically ordered review of China's vertebrate fossil record. It also presents a history of vertebrate paleontological studies in China and an entrée to some important issues of systematics, evolutionary history, paleoecology, taphonomy, and functional anatomy best elucidated by China's fossils.

Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems

Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems
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by Pascal Godefroit

  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 629
  • ISBN : 0253357217
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first complete dinosaur skeleton, that of an Iguanodon, was discovered in a coal mine in Bernissart in 1878. This book examines the Bernissart locality, the methodology of the excavation, and the genus Iguanodon.

Earth and Life

Earth and Life
Global Biodiversity, Extinction Intervals and Biogeographic Perturbations Through Time

by John A. Talent

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2012-06-28
  • Pages : 1100
  • ISBN : 9048134285
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume focuses on the broad pattern of increasing biodiversity through time, and recurrent events of minor and major ecosphere reorganization. Intense scrutiny is devoted to the pattern of physical (including isotopic), sedimentary and biotic circumstances through the time intervals during which life crises occurred. These events affected terrestrial, lacustrine and estuarine ecosystems, locally and globally, but have affected continental shelf ecosystems and even deep ocean ecosystems. The pattern of these events is the backdrop against which modelling the pattern of future environmental change needs to be evaluated.

Journal of the Faculty of Science, Imperial University of Tokyo

Journal of the Faculty of Science, Imperial University of Tokyo
Geology, mineralogy, geography, seismology

by Tōkyō Daigaku. Rigakubu

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1955
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ku chi chui tung wu hsüeh pao

Ku chi chui tung wu hsüeh pao
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by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Evolution and Fossil Record of Parasitism

The Evolution and Fossil Record of Parasitism
Identification and Macroevolution of Parasites

by Kenneth De Baets,John Warren Huntley

  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release : 2021-05-07
  • Pages : 565
  • ISBN : 3030424847
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This two-volume edited book highlights and reviews the potential of the fossil record to calibrate the origin and evolution of parasitism, and the techniques to understand the development of parasite-host associations and their relationships with environmental and ecological changes. The book deploys a broad and comprehensive approach, aimed at understanding the origins and developments of various parasite groups, in order to provide a wider evolutionary picture of parasitism as part of biodiversity. This is in contrast to most contributions by parasitologists in the literature that focus on circular lines of evidence, such as extrapolating from current host associations or distributions, to estimate constraints on the timing of the origin and evolution of various parasite groups. This approach is narrow and fails to provide the wider evolutionary picture of parasitism on, and as part of, biodiversity. Volume one focuses on identifying parasitism in the fossil record, and sheds light on the distribution and ecological importance of parasite-host interactions over time. In order to better understand the evolutionary history of parasites and their relationship with changes in the environment, emphasis is given to viruses, bacteria, protists and multicellular eukaryotes as parasites. Particular attention is given to fungi and metazoans such as bivalves, cnidarians, crustaceans, gastropods, helminths, insects, mites and ticks as parasites. Researchers, specifically evolutionary (paleo)biologists and parasitologists, interested in the evolutionary history of parasite-host interactions as well as students studying parasitism will find this book appealing.