Dinosaurs 3

The Encyclopedia, Supplement 3

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Imprint or Series:Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia

About the Book

This reference work is the third supplement to Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia (a 1998 American Library Association Outstanding Reference Book) and follows the intent and format of the encyclopedia and the first two supplements. This continuation of what is now the standard encyclopedia provides up-to-date concepts, based on the latest original research of paleontologists, on such topics as the Mesozoic Era; new discoveries, ideas and studies; ectothermy versus endothermy; dinosaurs and birds; dinosaur extinctions; dinosaurian systematics; dinosaurian genera; nomina nuda and excluded genera; and an appendix discussing dinosaur tracks and eggs. Supplemental volumes do not repeat information from earlier volumes, but build upon them: view all volumes on the series page.

About the Author(s)

Donald F. Glut is a prolific book and article writer, and movie producer-director. He is the president of Frontline Entertainment and lives in Burbank, California.

Bibliographic Details

Donald F. Glut
Foreword by Luis M. Chiappe
Format: softcover (8.5 x 11)
Pages: 736
Bibliographic Info: 536 photos, glossary, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022 [2003]
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8902-9
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments v
Foreword, by Luis M. Chiappe, PhD vi
Preface ix
I Introduction 1
The Mesozoic Era 11
New Discoveries, Ideas and Studies 16
No Consensus Yet— Ectothermy versus Endothermy 114
Dinosaurs and Birds 117
Dinosaur Extinctions 138
II Dinosaurian Systematics 145
III Dinosaurian Genera 205
IV Nomina Nuda 599
V Excluded Genera 605
A List of Abbreviations 609
Appendix: Dinosaur Tracks and Eggs 613
Glossary 653
Bibliography 665
Index 709

Book Reviews & Awards

• “Highly recommended”—Choice

• “Extensive…recommended”—Booklist

• “A welcome resource for all libraries and individuals…useful and informative…superb supplementary volume[s]…extensive bibliography…recommended”—ARBA

• “Handy reference tool”—SciTech Book News

• “Just as wonderful as the previous three…the most up-to-date info…there has never been a series of books more essential…easy to read and understand…a must”—Prehistoric Times

• “Organized…you really get a ton of information…as always, Don’s volume captures a wealth of information…rigorously-thorough”—Fossil News