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  • Author:
    Coralia-Maria Jianu,David B. Weishampel
  • ISBN:
    1421400278
  • ISBN13:
    978-1421400273
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    Johns Hopkins University Press; 1 edition (September 1, 2011)
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    328 pages
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PDF On Jan 1, 2012, Christopher R. Noto and others published Transylvanian Dinosaurs by David B. Weishampel and . of dinosaur evolution. The book follows an almost narrative arc, first setting the scene.

of dinosaur evolution. with detailed descriptions of the fossil sites and history in Romania, the geological. context, and paleogeography.

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Coralia-Maria Jianu is an independent consultant and former curator of the vertebrate paleontology and mineralogy collection at the Museum of Dacian and Roman Civilization in Romania.

Transylvanian Dinosaurs. by Coralia-Maria Jianu and David B. Weishampel. At the end of the time of the dinosaurs, Transylvania was an island in what was to become southeastern Europe. For example, sauropods found on the island measured only six meters long, while their cousins elsewhere grew up to five times larger.

David B. Weishampel is a professor of functional anatomy and evolution at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

David B. Weishampel is a professor of functional anatomy and evolution at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Coralia-Maria Jianu is an independent consultant and former curator of the vertebrate paleontology and mineralogy collection at the Museum of Dacian and Roman Civilization in Romania.

Transylvanian Dinosaurs - Ebook na isinulat nina David B. Weishampel, Coralia-Maria Jianu. Basahin ang aklat na ito gamit ang Google Play Books app sa iyong mga PC, android, at iOS device. I-download para sa pagbabasa offline, mag-highlight, mag-bookmark, o magsulat ng mga tala habang binabasa mo ang Transylvanian Dinosaurs. By David B. Transylvanian Dinosaurs strikes an engaging balance between biography and scientific treatise and is sure to capture the imagination of professional paleontologists and amateur dinophiles alike. Johns Hopkins University Press.

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At the end of the time of the dinosaurs, Transylvania was an island in what was to become southeastern Europe. Here, David B. Weishampel and Coralia-Maria Jianu present unique evolutionary interpretations of this phenomenon. The authors bring together the latest information on the fauna, flora, geology, and paleogeography of the region, casting these ancient reptiles in their phylogenetic, paleoecological, and evolutionary contexts. Books related to Transylvanian Dinosaurs.

Here, David B. Weishampel and Coralia-Maria Jianu present unique evolutionary interpretations of this phenomenon

Here, David B. What the authors find is that Transylvanian dinosaurs experienced a range of unpredictable successes as they evolved.

At the end of the time of the dinosaurs, Transylvania was an island in what was to become southeastern Europe. The island's limited resources affected the size and life histories of its animals, resulting in a local dwarfism. For example, sauropods found on the island measured only six meters long, while their cousins elsewhere grew up to five times larger. Here, David B. Weishampel and Coralia-Maria Jianu present unique evolutionary interpretations of this phenomenon.

The authors bring together the latest information on the fauna, flora, geology, and paleogeography of the region, casting these ancient reptiles in their phylogenetic, paleoecological, and evolutionary contexts. What the authors find is that Transylvanian dinosaurs experienced a range of unpredictable successes as they evolved.

Woven throughout the detailed history and science of these diminutive dinosaurs is the fascinating story of the man who first discovered them, the mysterious twentieth-century paleontologist Franz Baron Nopcsa, whose name is synonymous with Transylvanian dinosaurs. Hailed by some as the father of paleobiology, it was Nopcsa alone who understood the importance of the dinosaur discoveries in Transylvania; their story cannot be told without recounting his.

Transylvanian Dinosaurs strikes an engaging balance between biography and scientific treatise and is sure to capture the imagination of professional paleontologists and amateur dinophiles alike.


Zehaffy
The Transylvanian Plateau in what is now modern Romania was in the later Cretaceous what appears to have been an island. The area today is surrounded by mountains of the Sureanu and Retezat ranges and is known as the Hateg Basin. In older times as a fair sized island, it appears to have been colonized by several lines of herbivorous dinosaurs and only a few preditory species. The first fossil discoveries were made by an early giant of the new field of paleontology, Franz Baron Nopcsa in the late 1800s. The Baron became an early advocate of this new discipline and proposed various theories as to why the first few dinosaurs were smaller than near relatives in other areas. His first dinosaur was a primitive hadrosaurid he named Telmatosaurus transylvanicus. Soon after more dinosaurs were uncovered and they too were smaller than close relatives. The Baron had an interesting and colorful career but came to a tragic end with just a hint of scandal. His work however inspired other workers to search for more fossils of dinosaurs, plants, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, pterosaurs and a host of other types. Over the years some new species of herbivorous Dinosauria have been recovered: a Sauropod or two, a few Ornithopoda and a Nodosaurid Ankylosaur. Most of these are a mass of disarticulated skeletal remains and are not of themselves much to write home about. It turns out these were late arrivals and evolutionary dead ends. The one exception was Napcsa first find, the Telmatosaurus. This appears to have had larger forebears but became smaller on this limited island space (paedomorphosis?). but was linked to the line that gave rise to the advanced Euhadrosauria. It is this story and several others that are the beauty of this book. I've read Dr. Weishampels texts for many years and he is famous and very well respected in this field. In addition he is a cultivated writer who is able to guide the reader through the difficulr statistical terrain and evolutional mathmatics to make clear what seemed like a jumbled mass of figures. Though I was at first put off by the lack of any really exciting finds of Dinosauria, the good Professor's elucidation of what the few discoveries meant in relation to island biology, adaptation by paedomorphosis, and partial readaptation to a larger form after dispersal, K strategy and r strategy in maintaining a viable population, made the later chapters well worth the pain of transit through the mathmatical hazards. An excellent read and a good mental excercise
I love Mercedes
Not terribly enthused about this book...somewhat hard to follow. I'll keep at it, and if it gets better, I may come back and redo my review.
Purebinder
Weishampel brings forward a provocative hypotheosis regarding the the development of the Euhadrosaurid clade in this well-written and enjoyable book. It has the background explanations for the dilettante paleaontology student (like myself) while bringing forward the evidence to support his ideas.