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New Paleontology Textbook
The title is _Vertebrate Life_, 4th Ed., published by Prentice Hall, just
It is a very nice and up-to-date text, and includes many recent finds. As
you say, older taxonomic classifications are chucked in favor of cladistic
terms. Indeed, in the index:
"Dinosaurs. see Nonavian dinosaurs"
Very comprehensive. This book was recommended to me by our resident fossil
Sorry to say, however, I cannot answer your question!
>I was in the University library and I saw an interesting textbook on
>Vertebrate Paleontology. It chucks out the term "Reptilia" and instead
>refers to "Ectothermic Amniotes" and uses the phrase "Non-avian dinosaur"
>as though it were an official technical term! :) The book also asserts that
>dinosaurs were mass homeotherms ("Gigantotherms") but that they had high
>metabolisms anyway! Could someone explain how this could be? Is the author
>on this list by any chance (the book was by F. Harvey Pough, but the title
> -- Dave
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