Dinosaurs 5

The Encyclopedia, Supplement 5

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About the Book

Here is the fifth supplement to Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia, a 1998 American Library Association Outstanding Reference Book (ARBA called it “a reference legend…lavishly illustrated, cleverly written, and extraordinarily comprehensive”). Since the publication of the acclaimed first volume, a virtual explosion in the number of exciting discoveries in dinosaur paleontology has made supplemental volumes necessary and indispensable. Among the many dramatic events discussed in the fifth supplement are the discovery of what may be the largest Jurassic theropod specimen yet collected; the uncovering of evidence of a dinosaur possessing opposable fingers; and Robert M. Sullivan’s reassessment of Pachycepholasauria. Like the previous supplements, this volume includes lengthy sections on dinosaurian schematics and genera and updates the encyclopedia’s list of excluded genera.
Supplemental volumes do not repeat information from earlier volumes, but build upon them:
ISBN 978-0-7864-7222-2 Originial Encyclopedia
ISBN 978-0-7864-0591-6 Supplement 1
ISBN 978-0-7864-1166-5 Supplement 2
ISBN 978-0-7864-1518-2 Supplement 3
ISBN 978-0-7864-2295-1 Supplement 4
ISBN 978-0-7864-3241-7 Supplement 5
ISBN 978-0-7864-4187-7 Supplement 6
ISBN 978-1-4766-6548-1 Supplement 7

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
Format: library binding (8.5 x 11)
Pages: 808
Bibliographic Info: 618 photos, glossary, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2008
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3241-7
Imprint: McFarland
Series: Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia

Table of Contents

Foreword, by Kenneth Carpenter, Ph.D.      v
Acknowledgments      vi
Preface      ix

I. Introduction      1
The Mesozoic Era      17
New Discoveries, Ideas and Studies      21
More on Ectothermy Versus Endothermy      152
Dinosaurs and Birds      155
Dinosaur Extinctions      168

II. Dinosaurian Systematics      173

III. Dinosaurian Genera      245

IV. Nomen Nudum and Excluded Genera      695

A List of Abbreviations      699
Appendix: Main-Entry Catalog of Genera      703
Glossary      721
Bibliography      733
Index      781

Book Reviews & Awards

“excellent…highly recommended”—ARBA.