The Jehol Fossils

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

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  • Author : Pei-ji Chen
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Pages : 208 pages
  • ISBN : 0080557880
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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The Jehol Fossils

The Jehol Fossils
  • Author : Pei-ji Chen,Yuan Wang,Yuan-qing Wang
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 02 September 2011
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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

Birds of Stone

Birds of Stone
  • Author : Luis M. Chiappe,Meng Qingjin
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 01 November 2016
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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

Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems, Second Edition

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  • Author : Paul Selden,John Nudds
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 15 March 2012
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Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems describes all of the main Fossil Lagerstätten (sites of exceptional fossil preservation) from around the world in a chronological order. It covers the history of research, stratigraphy and taphonomy, main faunal and floral elements, and the palaeoecology of each site and gives a comparison with coeval sites around the world. It includes all of the well-known fossil sites, such as the Burgess Shale, the Solnhofen Limestone, Mazon Creek, Rancho La Brea etc., and includes an

Description and Ontogenetic Assessment of a New Jehol Microraptorine

Description and Ontogenetic Assessment of a New Jehol Microraptorine
  • Author : Ashley William Poust
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 25 October 2021
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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

Birds of Stone

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  • Author : Luis M. Chiappe,Meng Qingjin
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 01 November 2016
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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.

The Rise of Birds

The Rise of Birds
  • Author : Sankar Chatterjee
  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 01 April 2015
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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.

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  • Author : Michael Novacek
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release : 11 November 2008
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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

Issues in Anthropology, Evolution, and Development: 2013 Edition

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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : ScholarlyEditions
  • Release : 01 May 2013
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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

Amniote Paleobiology

Amniote Paleobiology
  • Author : Matthew T. Carrano,Timothy J. Gaudin,Richard W. Blob,John R. Wible
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 01 August 2006
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Living amniotes—including all mammals, birds, crocodilians, snakes, and turtles—comprise an extraordinarily varied array of more than 21,000 species. Found in every major habitat on earth, they possess a truly remarkable range of morphological, ecological, and behavioral adaptations. The fossil record of amniotes extends back three hundred million years and reveals much about modern biological diversity of form and function. A collaborative effort of twenty-four researchers, Amniote Paleobiology presents thirteen new and important scientific perspectives on the evolution and biology

Bernissart Dinosaurs and Early Cretaceous Terrestrial Ecosystems

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  • Author : Pascal Godefroit
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 05 July 2012
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In 1878, the first complete dinosaur skeleton was discovered in a coal mine in Bernissart, Belgium. Iguanodon, first described by Gideon Mantell on the basis of fragments discovered in England in 1824, was initially reconstructed as an iguana-like reptile or a heavily built, horned quadruped. However, the Bernissart skeleton changed all that. The animal was displayed in an upright posture similar to a kangaroo, and later with its tail off the ground like the dinosaur we know of today. Focusing on the

Avian Evolution

Avian Evolution
  • Author : Gerald Mayr
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 08 September 2016
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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

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  • Author : Alan Feduccia
  • Publisher : BrownWalker Press
  • Release : 15 October 2020
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Birds and dinosaurs have dominated human interest for decades. In this well-supported revolutionary view of the field, critical questions are explored with credible evidence and biological thought. Are birds derived directly from advanced dinosaurs, or are they closely related dinosaur cousins? Did flight originate via the natural "gravity-assisted" trees-down model, or from the improbable “gravity-resisted” ground-up model? Were the earliest birds ground-predators or trunk-climbing gliders? Were dinosaurs hot-blooded with insulating protofeathers, or highly active, cold-blooded reptiles? These are among the

Earth and Life

Earth and Life
  • Author : John A. Talent
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 28 June 2012
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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