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Contributions to avian paleontology

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Published by s.n.] in [Boston .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Fossils,
  • Birds

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby R.W. Shufeldt
    ContributionsRoyal College of Surgeons of England
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. 30-39, [1] leaf of plate :
    Number of Pages39
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL26260611M

    Note: Content may be edited for style and length. Parkin, British Birds "Feduccia has written a comprehensive and thoroughly cited book detailing the origin and evolution of birds. The author, acclaimed evolutionary biologist and ornithologist, draws on fossil evidence and studies of the structure and biochemistry of living birds to present current knowledge and fresh data on avian evolution and proposes a major new model of this evolutionary process. The timing of it's start is still widely debated. Researchers have not found fossils from any other bird from the Jehol period that reveal so many types of soft tissue feathers, skin, collagen, ovarian follicles. Continue Reading.

    Feduccia's speculations, concerning the timing of major events in the history of birds and particularly the causes of extinction, will stimulate a great deal of discussion and controversy. Ancient Chinese people often interpreted dinosaur skeletons as the remains of flying dragons! Radiometric dating allows ages to be assigned to rock layers, which can then be used to determine the ages of fossils. Alan Feduccia's commanding knowledge of both vertebrate paleontology and fossil birds enables him to provide a rich perspective on and a timely contribution to ornithology.

    It measures less than 2 inches 5 cm and would have weighed just 10 g when it was alive. Fitzpatrick, Director, Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology "This is the most comprehensive available account of the origin and the inferred relationship of the known living and fossil kinds of birds. Soft tissue is rarely preserved during fossilization. The Periods may be divided into Epochs.


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