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Dinosaur Provincial Park: A Spectacular Ancient Ecosystem Revealed with CDROM (Life of the Past)

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Dinosaur Provincial Park, located in Alberta, Canada, is one of the grand natural locales in the world. It has also produced an abundance of dinosaur fossils, including specimens from every known group of dinosaurs from the Cretaceous period.

This book, published in celebration of the site's 50th anniversary, is the first scientific overview of the park, its flora and fauna, its major fossil discoveries, and its ecology. Philip J. Currie and Eva B. Koppelhus, along with a team of 32 other scientists, present a comprehensive synthesis of information. Chapters include studies of the park's geology, paleoecology, bonebeds, and taphonomic modes. Other chapters summarize the palynomorphs, mollusks, fishes, lissamphibians, crocodylians, and pterosaurs, among other extinct denizens of the park. And, of course, there are studies of the major dinosaur and mammal discoveries at the site.

A special color insert features life reconstructions of the Park's animals by some of the world's finest paleo-artists. The book also includes a CD-ROM with additional data and photographs.

This comprehensive history of a remarkable window into the history of the earth will be required reading for everyone interested in the life of the past.

Synopsis:

The first scientific overview of the park, its flora and fauna, its major fossil discoveries, and its ecology, this book is published in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta, Canada.

About the Author

Philip J. Currie is Curator of Dinosaurs at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. He is co-editor (with Eva B. Koppelhus) of Feathered Dragons: Studies on the Transition from Dinosaurs to Birds (IUP, 2004). He lives in Drumheller, Alberta.

Eva B. Koppelhus is an adjunct research scientist at the Royal Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology. She lives in Drumheller, Alberta.

Table of Contents

CD-ROM Contents

Contributors

Foreword Dale A. Russell

Preface Bruce G. Naylor

Acknowledgments

I. Background

1. History of Research Philip J. Currie

2. Identifying Lost Quarries Darren H. Tanke

3. The Geology David A. Eberth

4. Paleomagnetostratigraphy Jack F. Lerbekmo

5. Vertebrate Microfossil Sites and Their Contribution to Studies of Paleoecology Donald B. Brinkman, Anthony P. Russell, and Jiang-Hua Peng

II. Flora and Fauna from the Park

6. Campanian Palynomorphs Dennis R. Braman and Eva B. Koppelhus

7. Paleobotany Eva B. Koppelhus

8. Paleoecology of Mollusks from the Upper Cretaceous Belly River Group Paul A. Johnston and Austin J. W. Hendy

9. Fishes of the Fluvial Beds Andrew G. Neuman and Donald B. Brinkman

10. Lissamphibians James D. Gardner

11. Turtles: Diversity, Paleoecology, and Distribution Donald B. Brinkman

12. Choristoderes from the Park and Its Vicinity Keqin Gao and Donald B. Brinkman

13. The Squamates: Origins, Phylogeny, and Paleoecology Michael W. Caldwell

14. Plesiosaurian Remains from Non-marine to Paralic Sediments Tamaki Sato, David A. Eberth, Elizabeth L. Nicholls, and Makoto Manabe

15. Crocodylians Xiao-Chun Wu

16. Pterosaurs Stephen J. Godfrey and Philip J. Currie

17. Ornithischian Dinosaurs Michael J. Ryan and David C. Evans

18. The Type Specimen of Tetragonosaurus erectofrons (Ornithischia: Hadrosauridae) and the Identification of Juvenile Lambeosaurines David C. Evans, Catherine A. Forster, and Robert R. Reisz

19. Theropods, Including Birds Philip J. Currie

20. Eggshells Darla K. Zelenitsky and Wendy J. Sloboda

21. Vertebrate Ichnology Richard T. McCrea, Philip J. Currie, and S. George Pemberton

22. Late Cretaceous Mammals Richard C. Fox

23. Patterns of Distribution of Mammals in the Dinosaur Park Formation and Their Paleobiological Significance Julia T. Sankey, Donald B. Brinkman, Richard C. Fox, and David A. Eberth

III. Interpretations

24. Vertebrate Taphonomy and Taphonomic Modes David A. Eberth and Philip J. Currie

25. Precise Mapping of Fossil Sites in the Park Using Survey Grade GPS Technology Michael MacDonald, Philip J. Currie, and William A. Spencer

26. A Vertebrate Assemblage from the Marine Shales of the Lethbridge Coal Zone Donald B. Brinkman, Dennis R. Braman, Andrew G. Neuman, Patricia E. Ralrick, and Tamaki Sato

27. Ceratopsian Bonebeds: Occurrence, Origins, and Significance David A. Eberth and Michael A. Getty

28. The Geographic and Stratigraphic Distribution of Articulated and Associated Dinosaur Remains Philip J. Currie and Dale A. Russell

Bibliography

Index

Color plates follow page 000.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253345950
Subtitle:
A Spectacular Ancient Ecosystem Revealed
Editor:
Currie, Philip J.
Editor:
Currie, Philip J.
Editor:
Koppelhus, Eva B.
Author:
Currie, Philip J.
Author:
Koppelhus, Eva B.
Editor:
Koppelhus, Eva B.
Other:
Currie, Philip J.
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Paleontology
Subject:
Dinosaurs
Subject:
Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures
Subject:
Paleontology, stratigraphic
Subject:
Geology-Paleontology
Subject:
Evolution; Natural History; Paleontology; Science
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Life of the Past
Publication Date:
20050818
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
160 bandw photos, 20 color photos
Pages:
672
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 1.93 in 3.62 lb

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