Vertebrate paleontology and evolution.

Published
  • Oxford : Freeman 1988
Physical description
xiv, 698 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm.
ISBN
  • 0716718227
Notes
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Fossils and relationships -- The origin of vertebrates -- The diversity of jawless fish -- Primitive jawed fish -- Sharks and other cartilaginous fish -- Acanthodians and primitive bony fish -- Advanced bony fish : the Telecosts -- Sarcopterygian fish -- The conquest of land and the radiation of amphibians -- Primitive amniotes and turtles -- Primitive diapsids and lepidosaurs -- Mesozoic marine reptiles -- Primitive archosauromorphs and crocodiles -- The anatomy and relationships of dinosaurs -- The biology and extinction of dinosaurs -- Flight -- The origin of mammals -- Primitive Mesozoic mammals and monotremes -- Primitive Therian mammals and marsupials -- The radiation of placental mammals -- Ungulates, edentates, and whales -- Evolution -- Appendix: Classification of vertebrates.
Genre
  • text
Language
  • English

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