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Avian evolution : the fossil record of birds and its paleobiological significance / Gerald Mayr, Senckenberg Research Institute Franfurt, Senckenberganlage, Germany.

Author:
Mayr, Gerald [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Blackwell/John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 2017.
  • ©2017
Description:
xii, 293 pages, 16 pages of plates ; illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Series:
Notes:
Book available in 2016.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 248-267) and index.
Contents:
An introduction to birds, the geological settings of their evolution, and the avian skeleton -- The origin of birds -- The Mesozoic flight way towards modern birds -- Mesozoic birds : interrelationships and character evolution -- The interrelationships and origin of crown group birds (Neornithes) -- Palaeognathous birds (ostriches, tinamous, and allies) -- Galloanseres : "fowl" and kin -- The "difficult-to-place groups" : biogeographic surprises and aerial specialists -- Shorebirds, cranes, and relatives -- Aequornithes : aquatic and semi-aquatic carnivores -- Cariamiforms and diurnal birds of prey -- The Cenozoic radiation of small arboreal birds -- Insular avifaunas now and then, on various scales.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781119020769 ((cloth))
  • 111902076X (cloth)
LCCN:
2016024809
OCLC:
950901952
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