The Resource Ancient marine reptiles, edited by Jack M. Callaway, Elizabeth L. Nicholls, (electronic resource/)

Ancient marine reptiles, edited by Jack M. Callaway, Elizabeth L. Nicholls, (electronic resource/)

Label
Ancient marine reptiles
Title
Ancient marine reptiles
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jack M. Callaway, Elizabeth L. Nicholls
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Vertebrate evolution has led to the convergent appearance of many groups of originally terrestrial animals that now live in the sea. Among these groups are familiar mammals like whales, dolphins, and seals. There are also reptilian lineages (like plesiosaurs, ichthyosaurs, mosasaurs, thalattosaurs, and others) that have become sea creatures. Most of these marine reptiles, often wrongly called dinosaurs, are extinct. This edited book is devoted to these extinct groups of marine reptiles. These reptilian analogs represent useful models of the myriad adaptations that permit tetrapods to live in the ocean. Key Features * First book in more than 80 years devoted exclusively to fossil marine reptiles * Documents the most current research on extinct marine reptiles * Prepared by the worlds most prominent experts in the field * Well illustrated
Cataloging source
OPELS
Dewey number
567.9
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QE861
LC item number
.A53 1997eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Ancient marine reptiles, edited by Jack M. Callaway, Elizabeth L. Nicholls, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=207145
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Errata slip inserted
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
M.A. Taylor, Foreword. -- Ichthyosauria: -- J.M. Callaway, Introduction. -- P.M. Sander, The paleobiogeography of Shastasaurus. -- J.M. Callaway, A New Look at Mixosaurus. -- C. McGowan, A Transitional Ichthyosaur Fauna. -- R. Motani, Temporal and Spatial Distribution of Tooth Implantation in Ichthyosaurs. -- Sauropterygia: -- O.C. Rieppel, Introduction. -- O.C. Rieppel and H. Hagdorn, Paleobiology of Middle Triassic Sauropterygia in Central and Western Europe. -- G.W. Storrs, Morphologic and Taxonomic Clarification of the Genus Plesiosaurus. -- K. Carpenter, Comparative Cranial Anatomy of Two North American Cretaceous Plesiosaurs. -- Testudines: -- E.L. Nicholls, Introduction. -- R. Hirayama, Distribution and Diversity of Cretaceous Chelonoids. -- D.K. Elliott, G.V. Irby, and J.H. Hutchison, Desmatochelys Iowa, a Marine Turtle from the Upper Cretaceous. -- R.T.J. Moody, The Paleogeography of Marine and Coastal Turtles of the North Atlantic and Trans-Saharan Regions. -- Mosasauridae: -- G.L. Bell, Jr., Introduction. -- G.L. Bell, Jr., Phylogenetic Revision of North American and Adriatic Mosasauridea. -- A. Sheldon, Ecological Implications of Mosasaur Bone Microstructure. -- Crocodylia: -- S. Hua and E. Buffetaut, Introduction. -- R.K. Denton, Jr., J.L. Dobie, and D.C. Parris, The Marine Crocodile, Hyposaurus, in North America. -- Faunas, Behavior, and Evolution: -- J.A. Massare, Introduction. -- S.G. Lucas, Marine Reptiles and Mesozoic Biochronology. -- Z. Gasparini and M. Fernandez, Tithonian Marine Reptiles of the Eastern Pacific. -- R. Collin and C.M. Janis, Morphological Constraints on Tetropod Feeding Mechanisms: Why Were There No Suspenion-Feeding Marine Reptiles? -- R.L. Carroll, Mesozoic Marine Reptiles as Models of Long Term, Large-Scale Evolutionary Phenomena. -- Subject Index
Control code
ocn162128717
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
78057:78057
Label
Ancient marine reptiles, edited by Jack M. Callaway, Elizabeth L. Nicholls, (electronic resource/)
Link
http://library.quincycollege.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=207145
Publication
Note
Errata slip inserted
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
M.A. Taylor, Foreword. -- Ichthyosauria: -- J.M. Callaway, Introduction. -- P.M. Sander, The paleobiogeography of Shastasaurus. -- J.M. Callaway, A New Look at Mixosaurus. -- C. McGowan, A Transitional Ichthyosaur Fauna. -- R. Motani, Temporal and Spatial Distribution of Tooth Implantation in Ichthyosaurs. -- Sauropterygia: -- O.C. Rieppel, Introduction. -- O.C. Rieppel and H. Hagdorn, Paleobiology of Middle Triassic Sauropterygia in Central and Western Europe. -- G.W. Storrs, Morphologic and Taxonomic Clarification of the Genus Plesiosaurus. -- K. Carpenter, Comparative Cranial Anatomy of Two North American Cretaceous Plesiosaurs. -- Testudines: -- E.L. Nicholls, Introduction. -- R. Hirayama, Distribution and Diversity of Cretaceous Chelonoids. -- D.K. Elliott, G.V. Irby, and J.H. Hutchison, Desmatochelys Iowa, a Marine Turtle from the Upper Cretaceous. -- R.T.J. Moody, The Paleogeography of Marine and Coastal Turtles of the North Atlantic and Trans-Saharan Regions. -- Mosasauridae: -- G.L. Bell, Jr., Introduction. -- G.L. Bell, Jr., Phylogenetic Revision of North American and Adriatic Mosasauridea. -- A. Sheldon, Ecological Implications of Mosasaur Bone Microstructure. -- Crocodylia: -- S. Hua and E. Buffetaut, Introduction. -- R.K. Denton, Jr., J.L. Dobie, and D.C. Parris, The Marine Crocodile, Hyposaurus, in North America. -- Faunas, Behavior, and Evolution: -- J.A. Massare, Introduction. -- S.G. Lucas, Marine Reptiles and Mesozoic Biochronology. -- Z. Gasparini and M. Fernandez, Tithonian Marine Reptiles of the Eastern Pacific. -- R. Collin and C.M. Janis, Morphological Constraints on Tetropod Feeding Mechanisms: Why Were There No Suspenion-Feeding Marine Reptiles? -- R.L. Carroll, Mesozoic Marine Reptiles as Models of Long Term, Large-Scale Evolutionary Phenomena. -- Subject Index
Control code
ocn162128717
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (access may be restricted)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access restricted to subscribing institution
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
78057:78057

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