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Re:



How does the Carpenter and Currie book 'Dinosaur Systematics' measure up in
the up-to-date stakes?

Sam
----- Original Message -----
From: Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. <tholtz@geol.umd.edu>
To: <dbensen@gotnet.net>; <maniraptor@yahoo.com>
Cc: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Monday, December 13, 1999 6:24 AM
Subject: RE:


>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> > dbensen
> > Sent: Monday, December 13, 1999 12:41 AM
> > To: maniraptor@yahoo.com
> >
> > >>I'm looking for the most up-to-date general overview
> > on the dinosauria - would this be it? [The Complete Dinosaur]<<
> >
> > Not really.  The section on theropods is very sparce, although the
> > ornithscians and sauropods are well-represented.  Dinosaurs: a Global
> > View, by S&S Czerkas
>
> [snip]
>
> EEEK!!
>
> The text Czerkas & Czerkas book is very out of date: I would only
recommend
> it for the art.
>
> The current best overviews of dinosaurs available are probably the
Complete
> Dinosaur, Currie & Padian's Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs, and Dingus & Rowe's
> The Mistaken Extinction.  If you can find the Academic Edition of the
> latter, get it: it comes with a CD-Rom (The Age of Dinosaurs) which
includes
> what is probably the best available summary of phylogenetic relationships
> among dinosaurs (and of the position of dinosaurs within vertebrates).
>
> Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
> Vertebrate Paleontologist
> Department of Geology Director, Earth, Life & Time Program
> University of Maryland College Park Scholars
> College Park, MD  20742
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