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dinosaur gregariousness and hearing



After a considerable wait, a new book has at least
appeared, rich with data on living dinosaurs:
Andrea M. Simmons, R.R. Ray, A.N. Popper, eds., 2003.
Acoustic communication (Springer-Verlag), 404pp

Another book -- which links rather well, in
retrospect, to John Ostrom's paper of years ago on
dinosaur gregariousness -- has appeared:
Jens Krause & Graeme Ruxton, 2002. Living in groups
(Oxford University Press), 224pp
Both scholars are contributors to a paper I highly
recommend to List members:
I.D. Couzin, Jens Krause, Richard James, G.D. Ruxton,
N.R. Franks, 2002. Collective memory and spatial
sorting in animal groups. Jour. Theoretical Biology
218(1):1-12

All of this material, in light of Colin Pennycuick's
work on flight, Gregory Paul's magnificent volume, the
Alan Brush/Dick Prum papers, and Bruce Livezey's
in-progress revision of the phylogeny of all known
extant theropods... all in all, 2003 promises to be a
year of uncommon linkages.

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