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The Jehol Fossils

The Emergence of Feathered Dinosaurs, Beaked Birds and Flowering Plants

Book2008

Edited by:

Mee-mann Chang

The Jehol Fossils

The Emergence of Feathered Dinosaurs, Beaked Birds and Flowering Plants

Book2008

 

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Edited by:

Mee-mann Chang

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No other single volume reference to the Jehol site and its fossils exists and nowhere is there such a collection of fine photos of the fossils concerned. This book has pieced toget ... read full description

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    INTRODUCTION

    Mee-mann Chang

    Pages 10-11-17

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    MESOZOIC POMPEII

    Xiao-lin Wang and Zhong-he Zhou

    Pages 18-19-35

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    GASTROPODS

    Hua-zhang Pan and Xiang-gen Zhu

    Pages 36-39

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    BIVALVES

    Jin-hua Chen

    Pages 40-41-43

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    CONCHOSTRACANS

    Pei-ji Chen

    Pages 44-47

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    OSTRACODA

    Mei-zhen Cao and Yan-xia Hu

    Pages 48-51

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    SHRIMPS

    Yan-bin Shen

    Pages 52-57

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    INSECTS AND SPIDERS

    Jun-feng Zhang and Hai-chun Zhang

    Pages 58-67

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    FISHES

    Jiang-yong Zhang and Fan Jin

    Pages 68-74-75

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    AMPHIBIANS

    Yuan Wang and Ke-qin Gao

    Pages 76-85

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    TURTLES

    Jun Liu

    Pages 86-87

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    CHORISTODERES

    Jin Liu and Xiao-Iin Wang

    Pages 88-95

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    SQUAMATES

    Jun Liu

    Pages 96-97

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    PTEROSAURS

    Xiao-lin Wang and Zhong-he Zhou

    Pages 98-99-107

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    DINOSAURS

    Xing Xu

    Pages 108-127

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    BIRDS

    Fu-cheng Zhang, Zhong-he Zhou and Lian-hai Hou

    Pages 128-129-148-149

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    MAMMALS

    Yuan-qing Wang, Yao-ming Hu and Chuan-kui Li

    Pages 150-161

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    CHAROPHYTES

    Qi-fei Wang, Hui-nan Lu and Jing-lin Yang

    Pages 162-164-165

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    LAND PLANTS

    Shum-qing Wu

    Pages 166-177

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    ANGIOSPERMS

    Qin Leng, Shun-qing Wu and Else Marie Friis

    Pages 178-179-185

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    SPORES AND POLLEN

    Wen-ben Li

    Pages 186-187

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    SELECTED REFERENCES

    Pages 188-196

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    LIST OF TAXA

    Pages 197-205

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    A composite picture of Jehol fossils

    Anderson Yang

    Page 206-207

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    ABBREVIATION OF INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS

    Page 208

About the book

Description

No other single volume reference to the Jehol site and its fossils exists and nowhere is there such a collection of fine photos of the fossils concerned. This book has pieced together the most up-to-date information on the Jehol Biota, a place that has shown the world some of the most astonishing fossil finds including the first complete skeleton of Archaeopteryx in 1861, four-winged dinosaurs- many feathered ones, the first beaked bird, the first plants with flowers and fruits, and thousands of species of invertebrates. Authors shed new light on a number of interesting theoretical issues in evolutionary biology today, such as the origin and early evolution of some major taxonomic groups. The first two chapters give an inviting introduction to the Jehol Biota in terms of its history of study, its main components, its scientific importance, its geographical, geological and biostratigraphic framework, and its renowned fossil discoveries. Each of the remaining chapters deals with a particular organismal group of the Biota written by leading experts. The book is lavishly illustrated with nearly 280 illustrations, which include 200 photographs that show the diversity of the taxa and beauty of their preservation. The colored life restorations, elegantly done by some of China's most celebrated scientific illustrators, give a kiss of life to the dead bones. Although targeted primarily at an educated public, the book is also an invaluable source of information for students and professionals in paleontology, geology, evolutionary biology and science education in general.

No other single volume reference to the Jehol site and its fossils exists and nowhere is there such a collection of fine photos of the fossils concerned. This book has pieced together the most up-to-date information on the Jehol Biota, a place that has shown the world some of the most astonishing fossil finds including the first complete skeleton of Archaeopteryx in 1861, four-winged dinosaurs- many feathered ones, the first beaked bird, the first plants with flowers and fruits, and thousands of species of invertebrates. Authors shed new light on a number of interesting theoretical issues in evolutionary biology today, such as the origin and early evolution of some major taxonomic groups. The first two chapters give an inviting introduction to the Jehol Biota in terms of its history of study, its main components, its scientific importance, its geographical, geological and biostratigraphic framework, and its renowned fossil discoveries. Each of the remaining chapters deals with a particular organismal group of the Biota written by leading experts. The book is lavishly illustrated with nearly 280 illustrations, which include 200 photographs that show the diversity of the taxa and beauty of their preservation. The colored life restorations, elegantly done by some of China's most celebrated scientific illustrators, give a kiss of life to the dead bones. Although targeted primarily at an educated public, the book is also an invaluable source of information for students and professionals in paleontology, geology, evolutionary biology and science education in general.

Key Features

  • Authoritative introduction to an exciting, classic Mesozoic site home to many of the world's most important and best preserved fossils
  • Clear informative text accessible to the professional and lay reader alike
  • Over 200 high quality photographs of a wide range of extraordinary fossils
  • Beautiful colour paintings depicting reconstructed animals and plants in lifelike landscapes
  • Lavish, large format, high quality production
  • Authoritative introduction to an exciting, classic Mesozoic site home to many of the world's most important and best preserved fossils
  • Clear informative text accessible to the professional and lay reader alike
  • Over 200 high quality photographs of a wide range of extraordinary fossils
  • Beautiful colour paintings depicting reconstructed animals and plants in lifelike landscapes
  • Lavish, large format, high quality production

Details

ISBN

978-0-12-374173-8

Language

English

Published

2008

Copyright

Copyright © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved

Imprint

Academic Press

Editors

Mee-mann Chang