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Oxford Monographs on Geology and Geophysics #33: Early Vertebrates

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This book presents current knowledge of the early vertebrates--mainly fish, but including some terrestrial creatures--which lived about 250 to 470 million years ago. The work focuses on anatomical and phylogenetic questions, but includes information on fossil discovery and preparation, as well as the analysis of the characteristics from which their relationships may be reconstructed. The author addresses both new and old problems in the evolution of certain anatomical details and deals briefly with the animals' way of life, extinction, and former distribution. The book is the first in its field to use a cladistic approach. For each major vertebrate group, the reader will find a diagram of relationships, or cladogram, with a selection of characters at each node, and a succinct phylogenetic classification.

Table of Contents

1. What, Where and When? Early Vertebrates as We Imagine Them

2. From Rocks to Theories: Techniques of Preparation and Methods of Analysis

3. A Look at Extant Vertebrates

4. Early Vertebrates and Their Extant Relatives

5. Interrelationships of the Major Craniate Taxa: Current Phylogenetic Theories and Controversies

6. Anatomical Philosophy: Homologies, Transformations and Character Phylogenies

7. Evolution and Life History

8. Women, Men, and Early Vertebrates

Product Details

ISBN:
9780198526469
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Subject:
Paleontology
Author:
Janvier, Philippe
Author:
null, Philippe
Subject:
Earth Sciences - General
Subject:
Earth Sciences | Paleontology
Subject:
Life Sciences | Vertebrate Zoology
Subject:
Physics
Edition Description:
Third
Series:
Oxford Monographs on Geology and Geophysics
Series Volume:
33
Publication Date:
20031031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
204 illus.
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
9.25x7.50x.84 in. 1.54 lbs.

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