Tyrannosaurid Paleobiology

Tyrannosaurid Paleobiology

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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 and hunting strategies. Tyrannosaurid Paleobiology highlights the far ranging and vital state of current tyrannosaurid dinosaur research and discovery.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 182.88 x 256.54 x 27.94mm | 839.14g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 124 b&w illus.
  • 0253009308
  • 9780253009302
  • 901,756

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About Dean J Michael Parrish

J. Michael Parrish is Dean College of Sciences, San Jose State University.Ralph E. Molnar is Research Associate with the Museum of Northern Arizona.Philip J. Currie is Professor of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta.Eva B. Koppelhus is Research Scientist in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alberta.show more

Table of contents

Introduction /J. Michael Parrish and Ralph E. MolnarPart One. Systematics and Descriptions1. Phylogenetic Revision of Chingkankousaurus fragilis, a Forgotten Tyrannosauroid from the Late Cretaceous of China /Stephen L. Brusatte, David W. E. Hone, and Xu Xing2. The Case for Nanotyrannus /Peter Larson3. Preliminary Analysis of a Sub-Adult Tyrannosaurid Skeleton from the Judith River Formation of Petroleum County, Montana /Walter W. Stein and Michael TrieboldPart Two. Functional Morphology and Reconstruction4. 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 /James O. Farlow, Thomas R. Holtz, Jr., Trevor H. Worthy, and Ralph E. Chapman6. Relative Size of Brain and Cerebrum in Tyrannosaurid Dinosaurs: An Analysis Using Brain-Endocast Quantitative Relationships in Extant Alligators /Grant R. Hurlburt, Ryan C. Ridgley, and Lawrence M. Witmer7. Jane, In the Flesh: The State of Life-Reconstruction in Paleoart /Tyler Keillor8. Comparison of Reconstructed Jaw Musculature and Mechanics of Some Large Theropods /Ralph E. Molnar9. Tyrannosaurid Craniocervical Mobility: A Preliminary Assessment /Tanya SammanPart Three. Paleopathology, Paleoecology, and Taphonomy10. Clawing Their Way to the Top: Tyrannosaurid Pathology and Lifestyle /Bruce M. Rothschild11. Brodie Abscess Involving a Tyrannosaur Phalanx: Imaging and Implications /Christopher P. Vittore, MD and Michael D. Henderson12. Using Pollen, Leaves, and Paleomagnetism to Date a Juvenile Tyrannosaurid in Upper Cretaceous Rock /William F. Harrison, Douglas J. Nichols, Michael D. Henderson, and Reed P. Scherer13. The Biomechanics of a Plausible Hunting Strategy for Tyrannosaurus rex /David A. Krauss and James M. Robinson14. A Closer Look at the Hypothesis of Scavenging vs. Predation by Tyrannosaurus rex /Kenneth Carpentershow more

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