BeschreibungThis is the first book solely devoted to this topic and reviews our present state of knowledge.
InhaltsverzeichnisForeword: tribute to Robert Makela J. R. Horner; Preface; List of institutional abbreviations; Introduction K. Carpenter, K. F. Hirsch, and J. R. Horner; Part I. Distribution and History of Collecting: 1. Global distribution of dinosaur eggs, nests and baby skeletons K. Carpenter, and K. Alf; 2. The discovery of dinosaur eggshells in nineteenth century France E. Buffetaut, and J. Le Loeuff; Part II. Nests: 3. Dinosaur nesting patterns J. Moratalla, and J. Powell; 4. Dinosaurian eggs from the Upper Cretaceous of Uruguay G. Faccio; 5. Dinosaur egg laying and nesting in France R. Cousin, G. Breton, R. Fournier, and J-P. Watte; 6. Late Maastrichtian dinosaur eggs from the Hateg Basin D. Grigorescu, D. Weishampel, D. Norman, M. Seclamen, M. Rusus, A. Baltres, and V. Teodorescu; 7. Eggs and nests from the Cretaceous of Mongolia K. Mikhailov, K. Sabath, and S. Kurzanov; 8. Comparative taphonomy of some dinosaur and extant bird colonial nesting grounds J. R. Horner; 9. Predation of dinosaur nests by terrestrial crocodiles J. Kirkland; Part III. Eggs: 10. Upper Jurassic eggshells from the western interior of North America K. F. Hirsch; 11. Review of French dinosaur eggshells: eggshell morphology, structure, mineral and organic composition M. Vianey-Liaud, P. Mallan, O. Buscail, and C. Montgelard; 12. Dinosaur eggs in China: on the structure and evolution of eggshells Z. Zi-Kui; 13. Upper Cretaceous dinosaur eggs and nesting sites from the Deccan volcano-sedimentary province of peninsula India A. Sahni, S. K. Tandon, A. Jolly, S. Bajpai, A. Sood, and S. Srinivasan; Part IV. Dinosaur Babies: 14. Life history syndromes, heterochrony, and the evolution of Dinosauria D. Weishampel, and J. R. Horner; 15. Dinosaur reproduction in the fast lane: implication for size, success and extinction G. Paul; 16. An embryonic Camarasaurus from the Upper Jurassic Morrison formation B. Britt, and B. Naylor; 17. Upper Jurassic sauropod babies from the Morrison formation K. Carpenter, and J. McIntosh; 18. Thermal travails of ornithopod nestings: implications for endothermy and insulation G. Paul; 19. A baby Dryosaurus from the Upper Jurassic Morrison formation of Dinosaur National Monument K. Carpenter; 20. An embryo of Camptosaurus from the Brushy Basin Member D. Chure, C. Turner, and F. Peterson; 21. Ontogenetic growth of a new species of Hypacrosaurus J. R. Horner, and P. Currie; 22. A nodosaurid scuteling from the Texas shore of the Western Interior Seaway L. Jacobs, D. Winkler, P. Murray, and J. Maurice; 23. Dinosaur ontogeny and population structure: interpretations based on fossil footprints from North America M. Lockley; 24. Summary and prospectus K. Carpenter, K. F. Hirsch, and J. R. Horner; Taxonomic Index.
Pressestimmen'... an essential addition to the dinosaur literature and is the only compact reference work covering reproductive biology. It succeeds admirably in summarizing the current state of knowledge while drawing attention to how much remains unknown.' Angela Milner, Nature '... an essential addition to the dinosaur literature and the only compact reference work covering reproductive biology. It succeeds admirably in summarizing the current state of knowledge ...'. Nature
Untertitel: 238 b/w illus. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Cambridge University Press
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 1996
Seitenanzahl: 392 Seiten