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The Pterosauria

The Pterosauria

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Peter Wellnhofer, David M. Martill, David M. Unwin, Fabio Dalla-Vecchia, Mike Everhart, Dino Frey, Nizar Ibrahim, Lü Junchang, Helmut Tischlinger, Brian Andres, Eric Buffetaut, Laura Codorniu, David Hone, Darren Naish, Mark Witton, Martin Lockley, Jerry Harris, Paul Upchurch, Richard Butler, Paul Barrett, Mike Hanson, Ross Elgin
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  • Publication planned for: March 2015
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521518956

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  • Pterosaurs are the earliest vertebrates known to have evolved powered flight. This core reference work summarises state-of-the-art research on pterosaur taxonomy, phylogeny and evolutionary history, as well as recent advances in our understanding of pterosaur diversity and the distribution of these creatures. Compiled by a team of more than 20 experts from 8 different countries, this work provides the most extensive account yet written of pterosaur systematics. Highlights include detailed reviews of the geology and palaeontology of principal pterosaur localities; comprehensive accounts of pterosaur biogeography and preservation; detailed systematic reviews of the more than 130 species of pterosaur described so far; and the first detailed account of pterosaur evolution to include important new finds such as Darwinopterus. Illustrated with unique line drawings and photographs, The Pterosauria is a one-stop resource for academics, students of palaeontology, geology and biology, and amateur enthusiasts interested in these flying reptiles.

    • Provides detailed descriptions and illustrations of more than 130 known species and key fossil localities
    • Presents the most extensive treatment of pterosaur phylogeny to date, including extensive synopses of metric data, phylogenetic characters and distribution of fossils in time and space
    • Includes results from recent studies and exciting new finds from China such as Darwinopterus
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    • Publication planned for: March 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521518956
    • dimensions: 276 x 219 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - no date available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Foreword Peter Wellnhofer
    1. Introduction David M. Martill and David M. Unwin
    2. Pterosaur research since 1991: an overview David M. Unwin and David M. Martill
    3. The pterosaur fossil record Fabio Dalla-Vecchia, Mike Everhart, Dino Frey, Nizar Ibrahim, Lü Junchang, David Martill, Helmut Tischlinger and David M. Unwin
    4. A review of pterosaur phylogeny Brian Andres
    5. Pterosaur systematics Brian Andres, Eric Buffetaut, Laura Codorniu, Fabio Dalla-Vecchia, Dino Frey, David Hone, Lü Junchang, David Martill, Darren Naish, David Unwin and Mark Witton
    6. Pterosaur trace fossils Martin Lockley and Jerry Harris
    7. Pterosaur palaeobiogeography Paul Upchurch, Richard Butler, Brian Andres and Paul Barrett
    8. Pterosaurs in time and space David Unwin
    Appendix 1. Pterosaur synonymies Mike Hanson
    Appendix 2. Data matrices for cladistic analysis of pterosaurs Brian Andres
    Appendix 3. The fossil record of the Pterosauria David Unwin
    Appendix 4. Nomina Anatomica Pterosauria David Unwin and David Martill
    Appendix 5. Metric data Ross Elgin
    Index.

  • Editors

    David Martill, University of Portsmouth
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    David Unwin, University of Leicester
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    Robert Loveridge, University of Portsmouth
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    Contributors

    Peter Wellnhofer, David M. Martill, David M. Unwin, Fabio Dalla-Vecchia, Mike Everhart, Dino Frey, Nizar Ibrahim, Lü Junchang, Helmut Tischlinger, Brian Andres, Eric Buffetaut, Laura Codorniu, David Hone, Darren Naish, Mark Witton, Martin Lockley, Jerry Harris, Paul Upchurch, Richard Butler, Paul Barrett, Mike Hanson, Ross Elgin

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