Dinosaurs and Other Reptiles from the Mesozoic of Mexico

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Dinosaurs and Other Reptiles from the Mesozoic of Mexico Editors: Kenneth Carpenter, Eberhard Frey, Hector E. Rivera-Sylva Format: Hardback First Published: Published By: Indiana University Press Pages: 280 Illustrations and other contents: 10 color illus., 93 b&w illus., 1 map Language: English ISBN: 9780253011831 Category:

This overview of dinosaur discoveries in Mexico synthesizes current information about the geography and environment of the region during the Mesozoic when it was the western margin of the ancient continent of Pangea. The book summarizes research on various groups, including turtles, lepidosauromorphs, plesiosaurs, crocodyliforms, pterosaurs, and last but not least, dinosaurs. In addition, chapters focus on trackways and other trace fossils and on K/P boundary (the Chicxulub crater, beneath the Gulf of Mexico, has been hypothesized as the site of the boloid impact that killed off the dinosaurs). Dinosaurs and Other Reptiles from the Mesozoic of Mexico is an up-to-date, informative volume on an area that has not been comprehensively described until now.

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"Dinosaurs and Other Reptiles from the Mesozoic of Mexico is an up-to-date, informative volume on an area that has not been comprehensively described until now." * Birdbooker Report * "[This book] is richly illustrated with photographs and diagrams, and includes a color signature that attempts to re-create some of the animals discussed.... Recommended." * Choice * "I would suggest Dinosaurs and Other Reptiles from the Mesozoic of Mexico to those who are interested in Mesozoic paleontology. The layout, content, and chapter lengths flow well making this book easy to read and the material easy to absorb." * Priscum *

Author Biography

Hector E. Rivera-Sylva is a paleontologist with the Museo del Desierto in Saltillo, Coahilla, Mexico. Kenneth Carpenter is Associate Vice-Chancellor, Prehistoric Museum, the College of Eastern Utah. He is author of Eggs, Nests, and Baby Dinosaurs (IUP, 2000); editor of The Carnivorous Dinosaurs (IUP, 2005) and The Armored Dinosaurs (IUP, 2000); and editor (with Peter Larson) of Tyrannosaurus rex, the Tyrant King (IUP, 2008), (with Virginia Tidwell) of Thunder-Lizards: The Sauropodomorph Dinosaurs (IUP, 2005), and (with Darren H. Tanke) of Mesozoic Vertebrate Life (IUP, 2001). Eberhard Frey is Chief Curator and Head of the Department of Geosciences at State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe, Germany.