Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs

By: Carl Mehling (editor)Hardback

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Description

For 150 million years, dinosaurs were the undisputed rulers of the Earth. Today, these great lizards still fire our imaginations. Dinosaurs describes the creatures who lived during the great Age of Reptiles, the real-life giants and monsters such as the Tyrannosaurus Rex and Stegosaurus who once dominated our planet. This stunningly illustrated and accessible reference work features the most impressive and formidable dinosaurs to have been discovered. The entries are arranged by chronological period, running from the Triassic period through to the late Cretaceous, and each entry is illustrated throughout with full-colour annotated artworks. Each of the dinosaur features also includes information boxes containing key facts and figures. The text, using the latest palaeontological research, outlines how the dinosaurs lived and died. Readers will discover the fantastic, extraordinary and outlandish types of dinosaurs that once roamed the Earth - making Dinosaurs essential reading, not only for dinosaur enthusiasts, but for anyone intrigued by nature at its most majestic.

About Author

Carl Mehling (Consultant Editor) is the Collections Manager for Fossil Reptiles, Amphibians and Birds at the American Museum of Natural History, New York.

Contents

Introduction BEFORE THE DINOSAURS Anomalocaris Hallucigenia Trilobite Pterygotus Ammonite Cladoselache Eusthenopteron Ichthyostega Dunkleosteus Coelacanth Eogyrinus Hylonomus Arthropleura Eurypterid Cacops Diadectes Eryops Mesosaurus Moschops Platyhystrix Scutosaurus Seymouria Youngina Dimetrodon Diplocaulus Coelurosauravus TRIASSIC Eoraptor Erythrosuchus Euparkeria Euskelosaurus Henodus Hyperodapedon Kannemeyeria Lagosuchus Liliensternus Lotosaurus Melanorosaurus 53 Mussaurus 54 Nanchangosaurus 55 Nothosaurus 56 Pisanosaurus 57 Protoavis 58 Riojasaurus 59 Saltopus 60 Sellosaurus 61 Shansisuchus 62 Shonisaurus 63 Tanystropheus 64 Thecodontosaurus 65 Gracilisuchus 66 Postosuchus 67 Coelophysis 68 Cynognathus 72 Herrerasaurus 76 Lystrosaurus 80 Coloradisaurus 82 Desmatosuchus 83 Staurikosaurus 84 JURASSIC Abrictosaurus 85 Ammosaurus 86 Anchisaurus 87 Barapasaurus 88 Emausaurus 89 Kotasaurus 90 Lufengosaurus 91 Lycorhinus Megapnosaurus 93 Dilophosaurus 94 Scelidosaurus 95 Cryolophosaurus 96 Yunnanosaurus 98 Rhoetosaurus 99 Datousaurus 100 Gasosaurus 101 Lapparentosaurus 102 Metriacanthosaurus 103 Omeisaurus 104 Piatnitzkysaurus 105 Proceratosaurus 106 Xiaosaurus 107 Huayangosaurus 108 Dimorphodon 110 Megalosaurus 111 Eustreptospondylus 112 Shunosaurus 114 Cetiosaurus 118 Cetiosauriscus 119 Lexovisaurus 120 Liopleurodon 122 Tuojiangosaurus 123 Bothriospondylus 124 Camptosaurus 125 Chialingosaurus 126 Coelurus 127 Dicraeosaurus 128 Diplodocus 129 Dracopelta 130 Elaphrosaurus 131 Euhelopus 132 Haplocanthosaurus 133 Othnielia 134 Szechuanosaurus 135 Ultrasauros 136 Yangchuanosaurus 137 Dacentrurus 138 Ornitholestes Apatosaurus Archaeopteryx Compsognathus Allosaurus Brachiosaurus Ceratosaurus Kentrosaurus Seimosaurus Stegosaurus Ophthalmosaurus Dryosaurus Dsungaripterus EARLY CRETACEOUS Gastonia Afrovenator Atlascopcosaurus Becklespinax Chilantaisaurus 171 Fulgurotherium Gilmoreosaurus Harpymimus Hylaeosaurus Leaellynasaura 176 Muttaburrasaurus Pelicanimimus Pelorosaurus Polacanthus Silvisaurus Stenopelix Tapejara Tenontosaurus Tropeognathus Wuerhosaurus 186 Yaverlandia 187 Minmi 188 Sauropelta 190 Zephyrosaurus 192 Giganotosaurus 193 Hypsilophodon 194 Kronosaurus 195 Ouranosaurus 196 Psittacosaurus 197 Acrocanthosaurus 198 Amargasaurus 202 Baryonyx 206 Deinonychus 208 Iguanodon 212 Probactrosaurus 216 Pterodaustro 217 Utahraptor 218 Suchomimus 222 MID CRETACEOUS Argentinosaurus 223 Carcharodontosaurus 224 Spinosaurus 228 LATE CRETACEOUS Abelisaurus 230 Adasaurus 231 Aeolosaurus 232 Alamosaurus 233 Albertosaurus 234 Alectrosaurus 235 Alioramus 236 Alvarezsaurus 237 Anatotitan 238 Anchiceratops 239 Anserimimus 240 Antarctosaurus 241 Aralosaurus 242 Archaeornithomimus 243 Arrhinoceratops 244 Aublysodon 245 Avaceratops 246 Bagaceratops 247 Borogovia 248 Brachyceratops 249 Brachylophosaurus 250 Centrosaurus 251 Chasmosaurus 252 Chirostenotes 253 Conchoraptor 254 Corythosaurus 255 Diceratus 256 Dravidosaurus 257 Dromaeosaurus 258 Dryptosaurus 259 Edmontosaurus 260 Einiosaurus 261 Elasmosaurus 262 Elmisaurus 263 Erlikosaurus 264 Euoplocephalus 265 Garudimimus 266 Goyocephale 267 Hadrosaurus 268 Homalocephale 269 Hypacrosaurus 270 Hypselosaurus 271 Indosuchus 272 Ingenia 273 Jaxartosaurus 274 Leptoceratops 275 Magyarosaurus 276 Majungasaurus 277 Mandschurosaurus 278 Microceratus 279 Montanoceratops 280 Nanotyrannus 281 Nanshiungosaurus 282 Nemegtosaurus 283 Neuquensaurus 284 Nipponosaurus 285 Noasaurus 286 Opisthocoelicaudia 287 Pachyrhinosaurus 288 Panoplosaurus 289 Parksosaurus 290 Pentaceratops 291 Pinacosaurus 292 Prenocephale 293 Prosaurolophus 294 Quaesitosaurus 295 Rhabdodon 296 Saurolophus 297 Saurornithoides 298 Secernosaurus 299 Shantungosaurus 300 Stegoceras 301 Struthiomimus 302 Stygimoloch 303 Talarurus 304 Therizinosaurus 305 Thescelosaurus 306 Titanosaurus 307 Tsintaosaurus 308 Tylocephale 309 Tylosaurus 310 Wannanosaurus 311 Ankylosaurus 312 Nodosaurus 316 Saichania 318 Struthiosaurus 322 Xiphactinus 324 Deinosuchus 325 Euoplocephalus 326 Gallimimus 327 Hesperornis 328 Lambeosaurus 329 Libonectes 330 Mononykus 331 Mosasaur 332 Parasaurolophus 333 Quetzalcoatlus 334 Saltasaurus 335 Tyrannosaurus rex 336 Carnotaurus 340 Deinocheirus 344 Edmontonia 346 Maiasaura 350 Oviraptor 354 Pachycephalosaurus 358 Protoceratops 362 Pteranodon 366 Tarbosaurus 370 Triceratops 374 Troodon 378 Velociraptor 380 Styracosaurus 384 NEOGENE Borhyaena 385 Gastornis 386 Carcharocles Megalodon 390 Platybelodon 391 Thylacosmilus 392 TERTIARY (EOCENE) Coryphodon 393 Hyracotherium 394 Mesonyx 395 Pristichampsus 396 Uintatherium 397 Andrewsarchus 398 Basilosaurus 400 Brontotherium 404 TERTIARY (OLIGOCENE) Arsinoitherium 408 LEXOVISAURUS Mammalodon 409 Pyrotherium 410 Palaeocastor 411 TERTIARY (MIOCENE) Amebelodon 412 Daeodon 413 Deinogalerix 414 Homalodotherium 415 Argentavis 416 Moropus 418 Borophagus 419 Syndyoceras 420 LATE TERTIARY (PLIOCENE) Megatherium 421 Sivatherium 422 PLEISTOCENE Colossochelys 423 Doedicurus 424 Smilodon 426 Woolly Mammoth 430 Homotherium 434 QUATERNARY (PLEISTOCENE) Coelodonta 435 Diprotodon 436 Glyptodon 437 Megaloceros 438 Glossary 439 Fossil Sites Map 440 Index 442

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781782745419
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9781782745419
  • ISBN10: 1782745416

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