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In the last decade, Italian Mesozoic marine deposits have revealed the unexpected presence of dinosaurs. Dinosaurs of Italy is a faithful report of those discoveries. It is a popular but thorough book, written by one of the leading dinosaur paleontologists in Italy with the collaboration of the science writer Giuseppe Brillante. After an introduction to the world of dinosaurs, each chapter deals with one finding: from dinosaur footprints (including new sites from southern Italy found in 2000) and the exciting discovery and description of Scipionyx, to the Trieste hadrosaurs and the very recent "saltriosaur." Italian marine and flying reptiles are also described, represented by spectacular specimens such as the large shastasaurid ichthyosaur Besanosaurus and the most ancient pterosaur Eudimorphodon. Other chapters deal with the K/T boundary of Gubbio and its role in reconstructing the story of dinosaur extinction and offer speculations about future findings. The book includes the true story of Scipionyx's discovery, written by its lead researcher.

Life of the Past--James O. Farlow, editor

Synopsis:

In the last decade, Italian Mesozoic marine deposits have revealed theunexpected presence of dinosaurs. Dinosaurs of Italy is a faithful report of thosediscoveries. It is a popular but thorough book, written by one of the leadingdinosaur paleontologists in Italy with the collaboration of the science writerGiuseppe Brillante. After an introduction to the world of dinosaurs, each chapterdeals with one finding: from dinosaur footprints (including new sites from southernItaly found in 2000) and the exciting discovery and description of Scipionyx, to theTrieste hadrosaurs and the very recent saltriosaur. Italian marine andflying reptiles are also described, represented by spectacular specimens such as thelarge shastasaurid ichthyosaur Besanosaurus and the most ancient pterosaurEudimorphodon. Other chapters deal with the K/T boundary of Gubbio and its role inreconstructing the story of dinosaur extinction and offer speculations about futurefindings. The book includes the true story of Scipionyx's discovery, written by itslead researcher.

Life of the Past — James O. Farlow, editor

About the Author

Cristiano dal Sasso is Head of the Laboratory of Paleontology at the Museum of Natural History in Milan. He was technical coordinator of the excavations at the Triassic fossil site of Besano. He has described three new kinds of reptiles (Aphanizocnemus, Besanosaurus, and Scipionyx) and has authored numerous popular reports and scientific papers, which have been published in international reviews such as Nature, Science, and the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology.

Giuseppe Brillante is a freelance journalist. He writes for various scientific reviews, including Airone and Newton. He lives and works in Milan.

Table of Contents

DINOSAURS OF ITALY

CONTENTS

Foreword by Philip J. Currie vii

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1 Dinosaurs

The Dinosaurs' Timepiece

What Is (And What Is Not) a Dinosaur

Evolution of an Idea

Who Gave Dinosaurs Their Names?

Starring and Guest Stars

2 On the Tracks of the Dinosaurs

When the Bahamas Were in Trentino

The Sherlock Holmes of Prehistoric Times

Strolling along the Jurassic Beaches

The Enigma of Nourishment

A Little Bit of History

Serendipity in Apulia

3 Scipionyx-"Ciro" to His Friends

An All-Italian Discovery

Autopsy of a Dinosaur

Scipio's Talon

Every Inch a Baby

An Extraordinary Mosaic

Islands and Genes Adrift

Internal Organs

The Secret Is in the Lagoon

A Prehistoric Drama

4 "Antonio" and the Hadrosaurs of the Triestine Karst

Tropical Forests and Swamps...of the Adriatic Sea

Male or Female?

The Bison of the Mesozoic

Loving Parents

A Sound from the Past

5 Jurassic, Italy: The Saltriosaur

The Discovery

An 8-Meter-Long Predator

Not Many Bones but Good Ones

Dinosaurs, Dry Land, and Marble Palaces

6 The Besanosaur and Marine Reptiles

Digging into the Triassic

Hunting for Ichthyosaurs

An X-Rayed Fossil

Face to Face with the Besanosaur

A Tropical Sea

A Unique Window onto the Past of Reptiles

7 Flying Reptiles in Italy

A Real Record

The World's Most Ancient Pterosaurs

Enigmatic Creatures

And Yet They Learned to Fly

8 Gubbio: the Echo of Disaster

The Archives of the Earth's History

An Extraterrestrial Cause

The Impact

The Evidence

The Weak Point

A Jumble of Hypotheses

The Dinosauroid

Not All Extinct

9 The Future of Italian Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs of the Third Millennium

And Now What?

Notes

Suggested Reading

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253345141
Translator:
Rogers, Barbara Ferrett
With:
Brillante, Giuseppe
With:
Brillante, Giuseppe
Translator:
Rogers, Barbara Ferrett
Author:
Brillante, Giuseppe
Author:
Rogers, Barbara Ferrett
Author:
Cristiano Dal Sasso
Author:
Dal Sasso, Cristiano
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Paleontology
Subject:
Dinosaurs
Subject:
Fossils
Subject:
Dinosaurs - Italy
Subject:
Geology-Paleontology
Subject:
Evolution; Natural History; Paleontology; Science
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Life of the Past
Publication Date:
20050231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
76 bandw photos
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9.42 x 6.56 x 0.78 in

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"Synopsis" by , In the last decade, Italian Mesozoic marine deposits have revealed theunexpected presence of dinosaurs. Dinosaurs of Italy is a faithful report of thosediscoveries. It is a popular but thorough book, written by one of the leadingdinosaur paleontologists in Italy with the collaboration of the science writerGiuseppe Brillante. After an introduction to the world of dinosaurs, each chapterdeals with one finding: from dinosaur footprints (including new sites from southernItaly found in 2000) and the exciting discovery and description of Scipionyx, to theTrieste hadrosaurs and the very recent saltriosaur. Italian marine andflying reptiles are also described, represented by spectacular specimens such as thelarge shastasaurid ichthyosaur Besanosaurus and the most ancient pterosaurEudimorphodon. Other chapters deal with the K/T boundary of Gubbio and its role inreconstructing the story of dinosaur extinction and offer speculations about futurefindings. The book includes the true story of Scipionyx's discovery, written by itslead researcher.

Life of the Past — James O. Farlow, editor

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