Tyrannosaurid paleobiology [electronic resource] / edited by J. Michael Parrish, Ralph E. Molnar, Philip J. Currie, and Eva B. Koppelhus
- Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2013.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xii, 294 pages) : illustrations
- Additional Creators:
- Parrish, J. Michael, 1953-, Molnar, Ralph E., Currie, Philip J., and Koppelhus, Eva B. (Eva Bundgaard)
- Machine generated contents note: pt. 1 Systematics and Descriptions -- 1.Phylogenetic Revision of Chingkankousaurus fragilis, a Forgotten Tyrannosauroid from the Late Cretaceous of China / Xu Xing -- 2.The Case for Nanotyrannus / Peter Larson -- 3.Preliminary Analysis of a Sub-adult Tyrannosaurid Skeleton from the Judith River Formation of Petroleum County, Montana / Michael Triebold -- pt. 2 Functional Morphology and Reconstruction -- 4.Internal Structure of Tooth Serrations / William L. Abler -- 5.Feet of the Fierce (and Not So Fierce): Pedal Proportions in Large Theropods, Other Non-avian Dinosaurs, and Large Ground Birds / Ralph E. Chapman -- 6.Relative Size of Brain and Cerebrum in Tyrannosaurid Dinosaurs: An Analysis Using Brain-Endocast Quantitative Relationships in Extant Alligators / Lawrence M. Witmer -- 7.Jane, in the Flesh: The State of Life-Reconstruction in Paleoart / Tyler Keillor -- 8.A Comparative Analysis of Reconstructed Jaw Musculature and Mechanics of Some Large Theropods / Ralph E. Molnar -- 9.Tyrannosaurid Craniocervical Mobility: A Preliminary Qualitative Assessment / Tanya Samman -- pt. 3 Paleopathology, Paleoecology, and Taphonomy -- 10.Clawing Their Way to the Top: Tyrannosaurid Pathology and Lifestyle / Bruce M. Rothschild -- 11.Brodie Abscess Involving a Tyrannosaur Phalanx: Imaging and Implications / Michael D. Henderson -- 12.Using Pollen, Leaves, and Paleomagnetism to Date a Juvenile Tyrannosaurid in Upper Cretaceous Rock / Reed P. Scherer -- 13.The Biomechanics of a Plausible Hunting Strategy for Tyrannosaurus rex / John M. Robinson -- 14.A Closer Look at the Hypothesis of Scavenging versus Predation by Tyrannosaurus rex / Kenneth Carpenter -- 15.New Evidence for Predation by a Large Tyrannosaurid / David Trexler.
- The opening of an exhibit focused on ""Jane,"" a beautifully preserved tyrannosaur collected by the Burpee Museum of Natural History, was the occasion for an international symposium on tyrannosaur paleobiology. This volume, drawn from the symposium, includes studies of the tyrannosaurids Chingkankousaurus fragilis and ""Sir William"" and the generic status of Nanotyrannus; theropod teeth, pedal proportions, brain size, and craniocervical function; soft tissue reconstruction, including that of ""Jane""; paleopathology and tyrannosaurid claws; dating the ""Jane"" site; and tyrannosaur feeding
- 9780253009470 (electronic bk.)
0253009472 (electronic bk.)
- "This volume had its genesis in a conference held in Rockford, Illinois, on September 16-18, 2005, titled 'The Origin, Systematics, and Paleobiology of Tyrannosauridae, ' and jointly sponsored by the Burpee Museum of Natural History and Northern Illinois University"--Introduction.
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- Mode of access: World Wide Web.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the Robert E. and Joyce L. Umbaugh Libraries Endowment for the Penn State DuBois Campus Library; 2013
- Endowment Note:
- Robert E. and Joyce L. Umbaugh Libraries Endowment for the Penn State DuBois Campus Library
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