Feathered Dragons: Studies on the Transition from Dinosaurs to Birds
Philip J. Currie, Eva B. Koppelhus, Martin A. Shugar, Joanna L. Wright
Indiana University Press, 2004 - 361 من الصفحات
Meat-eating theropod dinosaurs have been recognized as potential ancestors of birds since the 19th century, but it was not until the 1960s that work on Deinonychus revealed the startling similarities between dinosaurs and birds. With each new small theropod find the ties became stronger, until the discovery of Sinosauropteryx--a dinosaur with feathers! Though not all scientists accept the concept of birds' being phylogenetically nested within the Dinosauria, others are now focusing on the evolution of feathers and avian flight. This book presents 15 new pieces of research, including the first detailed description of Bambiraptor, a remarkable new specimen from Montana.
Contributors are Robert T. Bakker, David Burnham, Sankar Chatterjee, Luis M. Chiappe, James M. Clark, Philip J. Currie, Stephen J. Godfrey, Gerald Grellet-Turner, Thomas P. Hopp, Frankie K. Jackson, Peter J. Makovicky, Mark A. Norell, Fernando E. Novas, Mark J. Orsen, Gregory J. Retallack, Dale A. Russell, R. J. Templin, David J. Varricchio, Peter Wellnhofer, and Joanna L. Wright.
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
Dinosaurs Acting Like Birds and Vice VersaAn Homage to the Reverend
The Dinosaurian Setting of Primitive Asian Birds Dale A Russell
EndCretaceous Acid Rain as a Selective Extinction Mechanism between Birds
Osteology and Ichnology
A New Dromaeosaurid from the Horseshoe Canyon Formation Upper Cretaceous
The Braincase of Velociraptor
A Theropod Dromaeosauridae Dinosauria Sternal Plate from the Dinosaur Park
BirdLike Features of Dinosaur Footprints
Eggs Nests Feathers and Flight