Dinosaur Provincial Park: A Spectacular Ancient Ecosystem Revealed

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Philip J. Currie, Eva Bundgaard Koppelhus
Indiana University Press, 2005 - 648 Seiten

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.

 

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Inhalt

History of Research
3
Identifying Lost Quarries
34
The Geology
54
Paleomagnetostratigraphy
83
Campanian Palynomorphs
101
Paleoecology of Mollusks from
139
Fishes of the Fluvial Beds
167
10 Lissamphibians
186
Ornithischian Dinosaurs
312
The Type Specimen of Tetragonosaurus erectofrons
349
Theropods Including Birds
367
Eggshells
398
Late Cretaceous Mammals
417
Patterns of Distribution of Mammals in the Dinosaur
436
Vertebrate Taphonomy and Taphonomic Modes
453
Precise Mapping of Fossil Sites in the Park Using
478

Diversity Paleoecology and Distribution
202
Choristoderes from the Park and Its Vicinity
221
Origins Phylogeny and Paleoecology
235
Plesiosaurian Remains from Nonmarine to Paralic Sediments
249
Crocodylians
277
Pterosaurs
292
A Vertebrate Assemblage from the Marine Shales of
486
Occurrence Origins and Significance
501
The Geographic and Stratigraphic Distribution
537
Photographs of Dinosaur Quarries
539
Bibliography
571
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Über den Autor (2005)

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.

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