Author: J. L. Cloudsley-ThompsonPublish On: 2005-01-19
This richly illustrated book clothes the skeletons of dinosaurs and other Mesozoic reptiles with flesh, and shows how these fascinating animals evolved and probably lived.
Author: J. L. Cloudsley-Thompson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Our knowledge of extinct animals depends almost entirely upon the study of fossils. This richly illustrated book clothes the skeletons of dinosaurs and other Mesozoic reptiles with flesh, and shows how these fascinating animals evolved and probably lived. Expert author John L. Cloudsley-Thompson provides an interesting synthesis of current views on their ecology, physiology and behaviour, and outlines the various hypotheses that have been proposed to explain their extinction. Numerous beautiful drawings of the animals and their environment illustrate this exciting monograph.
Ecology and Behaviour of Mesozoic Reptiles. Springer. Coates, M. I., Ruta, M. & Friedman, M., 2008. Ever since Owen: changing perspectives on the early evolution of tetrapods. Annual Review of Ecology and Evolutionary Systematics, ...
Author: Robert Wynn Jones
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Palaeontology, the scientific study of fossils, has developed from a descriptive science to an analytical science used to interpret relationships between earth and life history. This book provides a comprehensive and thematic treatment of applied palaeontology, covering the use of fossils in the ordering of rocks in time and in space, in biostratigraphy, palaeobiology and sequence stratigraphy. Robert Wynn Jones presents a practical workflow for applied palaeontology, including sample acquisition, preparation and analysis, and interpretation and integration. He then presents numerous case studies that demonstrate the applicability and value of the subject to areas such as petroleum, mineral and coal exploration and exploitation, engineering geology and environmental science. Specialist applications outside of the geosciences (including archaeology, forensic science, medical palynology, entomopalynology and melissopalynology) are also addressed. Abundantly illustrated and referenced, Applications of Palaeontology provides a user-friendly reference for academic researchers and professionals across a range of disciplines and industry settings.
Ecology and Behaviour of Mesozoic Reptiles, 125–147. Courchamp, F., Angulo, E., Rivalan, P., Hall, R. J., Signoret, L., Bull, L., et al. (2006). Rarity value and species extinction: The anthropogenic allee effect. PLoS Biology, 4(12), ...
Author: Daan P. van Uhm
Category: Social Science
In this book the author examines the illegal wildlife trade from multiple perspectives: the historical context, the impact on the environment, the scope of the problem internationally, the sociocultural demand for illegal products, the legal efforts to combat it, and several case studies from inside the trade. The illegal wildlife trade has become a global criminal enterprise, following in the footsteps of drugs and weapons. Beyond the environmental impact, financial profits from the illegal wildlife trade often fund organized crime groups and violent gangs that threaten public safety and security in myriad ways. This innovative volume covers several key questions surrounding the wildlife trade: why is there a demand for illegal wildlife products, which actors are involved in the trade, how is the business organized, and what are the harmful consequences. The author performed ethnographic fieldwork in three key markets: Russia, Morocco, and China, and has constructed a detailed picture of how the wildlife trade operates in these areas. Conversations with informants directly involved in the illegal business ensure unique insights into this lively black market. In the course of his journey the author follows the route of the illegal wildlife trade from poor poaching areas to rich business districts where corrupt officials, legally registered companies, wildlife farms and sophisticated criminal organizations all have a share. A fascinating look inside the world of poachers, smugglers and traders.
During the Mesozoic , reptiles radiated into a wide variety of ecological niches : for example , there were over 40 families of dinosaurs alone , including many large herbivorous and 100 January- February 50 Sunrise 5 6 8 9 10 11 12 13 ...
Blackburn, D. G., & Sidor, C. A. (2015). Evolution of viviparous reproduction in Paleozoic and Mesozoic reptiles ... In G. M. Burghardt & A. S. Rand (Eds.), Iguanas of the world: Their behavior, ecology, and conservation (pp. 292–299).
Author: J. Sean Doody
Publisher: JHU Press
Revealing the secrets of reptilian social relationships through original quantitative research, field studies, laboratory experiments, and careful analysis of the literature, The Secret Social Lives of Reptiles elevates these fascinating animals to key players in the science of behavioral ecology.
Matters of Life and Death : Perspectives on Public Health , Molecular Biology , Cancer and the Prospects for the Human Race . ... Ecology and Behaviour of Mesozoic Reptiles . Berlin , Heidelberg , New York : Springer .
Mites Associated with Reptiles Snakes, lizards and turtles have an interesting array of ecto- and endoparasitic mites ... Reptilia in the late Paleozoic or early Mesozoic era, about 225 mya; however, this is questioned by Klompen et al.
Author: David Evans Walter
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
More than 40,000 species of mites have been described, and up to 1 million may exist on earth. These tiny arachnids play many ecological roles including acting as vectors of disease, vital players in soil formation, and important agents of biological control. But despite the grand diversity of mites, even trained biologists are often unaware of their significance. Mites: Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour (2nd edition) aims to fill the gaps in our understanding of these intriguing creatures. It surveys life cycles, feeding behaviour, reproductive biology and host-associations of mites without requiring prior knowledge of their morphology or taxonomy. Topics covered include evolution of mites and other arachnids, mites in soil and water, mites on plants and animals, sperm transfer and reproduction, mites and human disease, and mites as models for ecological and evolutionary theories.
Author: John L. Cloudsley-ThompsonPublish On: 2012-12-06
The book also includes the extinct forms such as dinosaurs, ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs, and concludes with a dsicussion of relationships with mankind and the preservation of diversity.
Author: John L. Cloudsley-Thompson
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
An introduction to the evolution and adaptation of amphibians and reptiles, bridging the gulf between the plethora of 'popular' books and the more advanced texts directed towards the needs of specialist research workers, thus making it accessible to advanced students worldwide. It explains basic principles in non-technical terms, and covers the adaptive responses to natural selection which have engendered the diversity of forms that exist in the fossil record and are found in the world today. The book also includes the extinct forms such as dinosaurs, ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs, and concludes with a dsicussion of relationships with mankind and the preservation of diversity. XXXXXXX Neuer Text This title is an introduction to the evolution and adaptation of amphibians and reptiles, which is accessible to a wide range of readers. Basic principles are explained in non-technical terms, and the adaptive responses to natural selection which have engendered the diversity of forms that exist in the fossil record and that are found in the world today are covered. In the concluding chapter, the relationship between mankind and the preservation of diversity is discussed.
Chapters treat classification and an examination of the nondinosaurian reptiles ( terrestrial , aquatic , and aerial , Paleozoic and Mesozoic ) . They discuss several important questions of reptilian biology including size , locomotion ...
1998 ; The Diversity of Amphibians and Reptiles , 1999 ; Ecology and Behaviour of Mesozoic Reptiles . 2005. Contributor to journals . Address : Department of Zoology , University College , University of London . Gower St. , London .
Author: Kumar Prasann & Dwivedi PadmanabhPublish On:
Behaviour ecology explains (a) Study of animal behaviour from an evolutionary perspective of Darwinian fitness (b) Study of animal cognition (c) Application of human emotions and thoughts to other animals (d) Mechanistic study of the ...
Author: Kumar Prasann & Dwivedi Padmanabh
Publisher: S. Chand Publishing
Category: Study Aids
Objective Life Science (Plant Science)" is an exclusive fundamental search based collection of multiple choice questions prepared for students mainly to help them revise, consolidate and improve their knowledge and skills.
Food habits , habitats , and reproductive biology of four sympatric species of varanid lizards in tropical ... Brooding behaviour of the prairie skink , Eumeces septentrionalis , and its relationship to the hydric environment of the ...
Author: Eric R. Pianka
Publisher: Univ of California Press
This book provides an overview of the diversity of lizards and their major adaptive features. The authors discuss the latest research findings and provide new hypotheses about lizard diversity.
Although cephalopods are molluscs (Chapter 2), they resemble modern teleosts to an extraordinary extent in their morphology, physiology and ecology and, as we shall see, in their behaviour. As Packard (1972) put it, ...
Author: Roger T. Hanlon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
With their large brains, elaborate sense organs and complex behaviour, cephalopods are among the world's most highly evolved invertebrates. This second edition summarises the wealth of exciting new research data stemming from over five hundred papers published since the first volume appeared. It adopts a comparative approach to causation, function, development and evolution as it explores cephalopod behaviour in natural habitats and the laboratory. Extensive colour and black-and-white photography illustrates various aspects of cephalopod behaviour to complement the scientific analysis. Covering the major octopus, squid and cuttlefish species, as well as the shelled Nautilus, this is an essential resource for undergraduate and advanced students of animal behaviour, as well as researchers new to cephalopods, in fields such as neuroscience and conservation biology. By highlighting the gaps in current knowledge, the text looks to inform and to stimulate further study of these enigmatic and beautiful animals.
Integrative Organismal Biology Peter C. Wainwright, Stephen M. Reilly ... Dinosaur feeding behaviour and the origin of flowering plants. Nature 274:661- 663. ... In Evolutionary Paleoecology of Terrestrial Plants and Animals, ed.
Author: Peter C. Wainwright
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Ecological morphology examines the relation between an animal's anatomy and physiology—its form and function—and how the animal has evolved in and can inhabit a particular environment. Within the past few years, research in this relatively new area has exploded. Ecological Morphology is a synthesis of major concepts and a demonstration of the ways in which this integrative approach can yield rich and surprising results. Through this interdisciplinary study, scientists have been able to understand, for instance, how bat wing design affects habitat use and bat diet; how the size of a predator affects its ability to capture and eat certain prey; and how certain mosquitoes have evolved physiologically and morphologically to tolerate salt-water habitats. Ecological Morphology also covers the history of the field, the role of the comparative method in studying adaptation, and the use of data from modern organisms for understanding the ecology of fossil communities. This book provides an overview of the achievements and potential of ecological morphology for all biologists and students interested in the way animal design, ecology, and evolution interact.
Martin AW, Catala-Stucki I, Ward DP (1978) The growth rate and reproductive behaviour of Nautilus macromphalus. N Jahrb Geol Paläontol Abh 156:207–225 Massare JA (1987) Tooth morphology and prey preference of Mesozoic marine reptiles.
Author: Christian Klug
This two-volume work is a testament to the abiding interest and human fascination with ammonites. We offer a new model to explain the morphogenesis of septa and the shell, we explore their habitats by the content of stable isotopes in their shells, we discuss the origin and later evolution of this important clade, and we deliver hypotheses on its demise. The Ammonoidea produced a great number of species that can be used in biostratigraphy and possibly, this is the macrofossil group, which has been used the most for that purpose. Nevertheless, many aspects of their anatomy, mode of life, development or paleobiogeographic distribution are still poorly known. Themes treated are biostratigraphy, paleoecology, paleoenvironment, paleobiogeography, evolution, phylogeny, and ontogeny. Advances such as an explosion of new information about ammonites, new technologies such as isotopic analysis, tomography and virtual paleontology in general, as well as continuous discovery of new fossil finds have given us the opportunity to present a comprehensive and timely "state of the art" compilation. Moreover, it also points the way for future studies to further enhance our understanding of this endlessly fascinating group of organisms.
... Ph.D. Vertebrate palaeontology , with special reference to Mesozoic reptiles and to the relationship between ... ocellus Neural basis of tlight behaviour in insects Respiration of marine animals Ecology and functional anatomy of ...
This book presents the science behind this research; it tells the story of the group through their anatomy, ecology and behaviour, exploring how they came to be the dominant terrestrial predators of the Mesozoic and, in more recent times, ...
Author: David Hone
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
'Gripping and wonderfully informative' Tom Holland, New Statesman Adored by children and adults alike, Tyrannosaurus is the most famous dinosaur in the world, one that pops up again and again in pop culture, often battling other beasts such as King Kong, Triceratops or velociraptors in Jurassic Park. But despite the hype, Tyrannosaurus and the other tyrannosaurs are fascinating animals in their own right, and are among the best-studied of all dinosaurs. Tyrannosaurs started small, but over the course of 100 million years evolved into the giant carnivorous bone-crushers that continue to inspire awe in palaeontologists, screenplay writers, sci-fi novelists and the general public alike. Tyrannosaurus itself was truly impressive; it topped six tons, was more than 12m (40 feet) long, and had the largest head and most powerful bite of any land animal in history. The Tyrannosaur Chronicles tracks the rise of these dinosaurs, and presents the latest research into their biology, showing off more than just their impressive statistics – tyrannosaurs had feathers and fought and even ate each other. This book presents the science behind this research; it tells the story of the group through their anatomy, ecology and behaviour, exploring how they came to be the dominant terrestrial predators of the Mesozoic and, in more recent times, one of the great icons of biology.