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Title:
The Simon & Schuster encyclopedia of dinosaurs & prehistoric creatures : a visual who's who of prehistoric life
Author:
Cox, Barry.
Publication Information:
New York : Simon & Schuster, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
312 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 30 cm
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: The Macmillan illustrated encyclopedia of dinosaurs and prehistoric animals / Dougal Dixon ... [et al.]. c1988.
Language:
English
Added Uniform Title:
Macmillan illustrated encyclopedia of dinosaurs and prehistoric animals.
ISBN:
9780684864112
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

From the design team that created The Simon & Schuster Encyclopedia of Animals comes a lavishly illustrated who's who of prehistoric life--an affordable family reference and the ultimate field guide through our evolutionary past. 650 full-color illustrations.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. 6
Introductionp. 8
Fishesp. 18
Jawless fishesp. 22
Cartilaginous fishesp. 26
Spiny sharks and armored fishesp. 30
Primitive ray-finned fishesp. 34
Modern ray-finned fishesp. 38
Lobe-finned fishesp. 42
Amphibiansp. 46
Early tetrapodsp. 50
Lepospondylsp. 54
Reptilesp. 58
Early reptilesp. 62
Turtles, tortoises, and terrapinsp. 66
Semi-aquatic and marine reptilesp. 70
Marine reptilesp. 74
Early diapsidsp. 82
Snakes and lizardsp. 86
Ruling Reptilesp. 90
Early ruling reptilesp. 94
Crocodilesp. 98
Flying reptilesp. 102
Carnivorous dinosaursp. 106
Early herbivorous dinosaursp. 122
Long-necked browsing dinosaursp. 126
Fabrosaurs, heterodontosaurs, and pachycephalosaursp. 134
Hypsilophodontsp. 138
Iguanodontsp. 142
Duckbilled dinosaursp. 146
Armored dinosaursp. 154
Horned dinosaursp. 162
Birdsp. 170
Early and flightless birdsp. 174
Water and land birdsp. 178
Mammallike Reptilesp. 182
Pelycosaurs and therapsidsp. 186
Therapsidsp. 190
Mammalsp. 194
Primitive mammalsp. 198
Marsupialsp. 202
Glyptodonts, sloths, armadillos, and anteatersp. 206
Insectivores and creodontsp. 210
Mustelids and bearsp. 214
Dogs and hyenasp. 218
Cats and mongoosesp. 222
Seals, sea lions, and walrusesp. 226
Whales, dolphins, and porpoisesp. 230
Early rooters and browsersp. 234
Early elephants and mastodontsp. 238
Mastodonts, mammoths, and modern elephantsp. 242
South American hoofed mammalsp. 246
Horsesp. 254
Tapirs and brontotheresp. 258
Rhinocerosesp. 262
Swine and hippopotamusesp. 266
Oreodonts and early horned browsersp. 270
Camelsp. 274
Giraffes, deer, and cattlep. 278
Rodents, rabbits, and haresp. 282
Lemurs and monkeysp. 286
Apesp. 290
Humansp. 294
Glossaryp. 298
Classification of vertebratesp. 300
Bibliographyp. 304
International museumsp. 305
Indexp. 306