Dinosaurs and Other Reptiles from the Mesozoic of Mexico
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This overview of dinosaur discoveries in Mexico synthesizes current information about the geography and environment of the region during the Mesozoic when it was the western margin of the ancient continent of Pangea. The book summarizes research on various groups, including turtles, lepidosauromorphs, plesiosaurs, crocodyliforms, pterosaurs, and last but not least, dinosaurs. In addition, chapters focus on trackways and other trace fossils and on K/P boundary (the Chicxulub crater, beneath the Gulf of Mexico, has been hypothesized as the site of the boloid impact that killed off the dinosaurs). Dinosaurs and Other Reptiles from the Mesozoic of Mexico is an up-to-date, informative volume on an area that has not been comprehensively described until now.show more

Product details

  • Book | 232 pages
  • 182.88 x 256.54 x 27.94mm | 566.99g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 10 color illus., 93 b&w illus., 1 map
  • 0253011833
  • 9780253011831
  • 2,002,981

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"Dinosaurs and Other Reptiles from the Mesozoic of Mexico is an up-to-date, informative volume on an area that has not been comprehensively described until now." -Birdbooker Report "[This book] is richly illustrated with photographs and diagrams, and includes a color signature that attempts to re-create some of the animals discussed... Recommended." -Choice "I would suggest Dinosaurs and Other Reptiles from the Mesozoic of Mexico to those who are interested in Mesozoic paleontology. The layout, content, and chapter lengths flow well making this book easy to read and the material easy to absorb." -Priscumshow more

About Hector E Rivera-Sylva

Hector E. Rivera-Sylva is a paleontologist with the Museo del Desierto in Saltillo, Coahilla, Mexico.Kenneth Carpenter is Associate Vice-Chancellor, Prehistoric Museum, the College of Eastern Utah. He is author of Eggs, Nests, and Baby Dinosaurs (IUP, 2000); editor of The Carnivorous Dinosaurs (IUP, 2005) and The Armored Dinosaurs (IUP, 2000); and editor (with Peter Larson) of Tyrannosaurus rex, the Tyrant King (IUP, 2008), (with Virginia Tidwell) of Thunder-Lizards: The Sauropodomorph Dinosaurs (IUP, 2005), and (with Darren H. Tanke) of Mesozoic Vertebrate Life (IUP, 2001).Eberhard Frey is Chief Curator and Head of the Department of Geosciences at State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe, Germany.show more

Table of contents

ContributorsAcknowledgmentsPreface1. History of the Discoveries of Dinosaurs and Mesozoic Reptiles in Mexico Jose Ruben Guzman-Gutierrez and Hector E. Rivera-Sylva2. Paleogeography and Paleoenvironment of Mexico during the Mesozoic Wolfgang Stinnesbeck and Eberhard Frey 3. Turtles of the Mesozoic of Mexico Donald Brinkman4. Mesozoic Lepidosauromorphs of Mexico: A Review and Discussion of Taxonomic Assignments Victor Hugo Reynoso and J. Alberto Cruz5. Plesiosaurs, Reptiles between Grace and Awe Eberhard Frey and Wolfgang Stinnesbeck6. Mexican Ichthyosaurs Eberhard Frey and Wolfgang Stinnesbeck7. Overview of Mesozoic Crocodyliforms from Mexico Gerardo Carbot-Chanona8. Mexican Pterosaurs--Rare Jewels in the Fossil Record Eberhard Frey and Wolfgang Stinnesbeck 9. Mexican Saurischian Dinosaurs Hector E. Rivera-Sylva and Kenneth Carpenter10. The Ornithischian Dinosaurs of Mexico Hector E. Rivera-Sylva and Kenneth Carpenter11. A Summary of the Mesozoic Vertebrate Tracks of Mexico Victor Manuel Bravo Cuevas and Ruben Rodriguez de la Rosa 12. The Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) Boundary in Mexico Wolfgang Stinnesbeck and Eberhard FreyIndexshow more