Chinese Fossil Vertebrates

Spencer Lucas

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The literature on Chinese fossil vertebrates is extremely difficult for Western scholars to assimilate and interpret. In part, this is because much of that literature is in Chinese, and few useful reviews exist in Western languages. Yet China has an extensive vertebrate fossil record, one that plays a key role in understanding the evolution of vertebrates. Spencer Lucas gives an up-to-date review and synthesis of the Chinese vertebrate fossil record that will greatly facilitate an understanding of and further research into this outstanding fossil record. The book provides the reader with a comprehensive, chronologically ordered review of China's vertebrate fossil record. It also presents a history of vertebrate paleontological studies in China and an entrée to some important issues of systematics, evolutionary history, paleoecology, taphonomy, and functional anatomy best elucidated by China's fossils. This volume should therefore become an indispensable part of the library of any student of vertebrate evolution.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 320
Altersempfehlung ab 22 Jahr(e)
Erscheinungsdatum 01.01.2002
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-231-08483-3
Verlag Columbia University Press
Maße (L/B/H) 25.7/17.7/2.2 cm
Gewicht 694 g

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  • Preface
    INTRODUCTION
    Political divisions of China
    Geological setting
    Vertebrate biochronology
    Some features of this book
    2 HISTORY OF VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGICAL STUDIES
    Basalla's model
    Ancient Chinese observations on fossil vertebrates
    Dragon bones: Nineteenth century western paleontology and China's vertebrate fossils
    Johan Gunnar Andersson and the Lagrelius Collection
    Otto Zdansky
    Black, Bohlin and Zhoukoudian
    End of the Sino-Swedish paleontological program
    The Central Asiatic Expeditions
    The 1920s-1930s: Foreign vertebrate paleontologists living in China
    C.C. Young and Minchen Chow
    The IVPP
    New collaboration
    The three-stage model
    3 CAMBRIAN-SILURIAN
    Silurian vertebrate-producing strata
    Early Silurian - Dayongaspis biochron
    Early middle Silurian - Hanyangaspis biochron
    Late middle Silurian - Sinogalaeaspis biochron
    Late Silurian - Nostolepis biochron
    China's oldest vertebrates
    Silurian vertebrate biochronology
    Silurian vertebrate paleobiogeography
    4 DEVONIAN
    Devonian vertebrate-producing strata
    Early Devonian - Yunnanolepis biochron
    Early Devonian paleocommunities
    Middle Devonian - Bothriolepis biochron
    Late Devonian - Remigolepis biochron
    Systematics of Devonian agnathans
    Diabolepis and lungfish phylogeny
    Devonian vertebrate biogeography
    5 CARBONIFEROUS
    Carboniferous vertebrate occurrences
    Acanthodes
    Chondrichthyans
    Heliocoprionid from Xinjiang
    Prospectus
    6 PERMIAN
    Permian nonmarine strata in the Junggur and Ordos basins
    Urumqia
    Turfania and Yaomoshania
    The Dashankou locality
    Pareiasaur fauna
    Dicynodon fauna
    The Dicyodon biochron
    7 TRIASSIC
    Junggur basin
    Ordos basin
    Jimsarian vertebrates
    Fuguan vertebrates
    Ordosian vertebrates
    Ningwuan vertebrates
    Fukang fauna
    Chinese Triassic dicynodonts
    The "Nine-dragon Wall"
    Lotosaurus
    Triassic fishes
    Triassic marine reptiles
    Chinese Triassic tetrapods, Pangea and facies
    8 JURASSIC
    Sichuan basin
    Other Jurassic basins
    Dawan vertebrates
    Global correlation of the Dawan
    Dashanpuan vertebrates
    Tuojiangian vertebrates
    Ningjiagouan vertebrates
    Jurassic fishes
    Jurassic dinosaur footprints
    Chinese tritylodontids
    Chinese Jurassic mammals
    Chinese Jurassic dinosaurs
    9 CRETACEOUS
    Vertebrate-bearing strata
    Land-vertebrate faunachrons
    Tsagantsabian vertebrates
    The Psittacosaurus biochron
    Khukhtekian vertebrates
    Age of the Liaoning birds
    Chinese Early Cretaceous birds and avian origins
    Baynshirenian vertebrates
    Djadokhtan vertebrates
    Nemegtian vertebrates
    Cretaceous fishes
    Ceratopsian evolution
    Chinese Cretaceous dinosaur eggs
    Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary and extinctions
    Two vertebrate faunas
    10 PALEOGENE
    Paleogene vertebrate-bearing deposits
    Paleogene land-mammal "ages"
    Shanghuan mammals
    Nongshanian mammals
    Bumbanian mammals
    Arshantan and Irdinmanhan mammals
    Sharamurunian mammals
    Ergilian mammals
    Shandgolian mammals
    Tabenbulukian mammals
    Paleogene rodent evolution
    Indricothere evolution
    Paleogene lower vertebrates
    Paleogene birds
    Paleoplacentals and neoplacentals
    11 MIOCENE-PLIOCENE
    Miocene-Pliocene vertebrate-bearing strata
    Miocene-Pliocene land-mammal "ages"
    Xiejian mammals
    Shanwangian mammals
    Tunggurian mammals
    Bahean mammals
    Baodean mammals
    Jinglean mammals
    Youhean mammals
    Forest and steppe faunas
    Proboscidean evolution
    Hipparion first-appearance datum
    Chinese Miocene-Pliocene apes
    Miocene-Pliocene lower vertebrates
    Miocene-Pliocene birds
    Paleozoogeography
    12 PLEISTOCENE
    Pleistocene vertebrate-bearing deposits
    Nihewanian land-mammal "age"
    Pleistocene mammals of northern China
    Pleistocene mammals of southern China
    Pleistocene mammals of the transition zone
    Gigantopithecus
    Fossil Homo
    Zhoukoudian
    Pleistocene mammoths
    Pleistocene lower vertebrates
    Pleistocene birds
    Origin of China's extant vertebrates
    13 SUMMARY
    History of vertebrate paleontology in China
    Cambrian-Ordovician
    Silurian
    Devonian
    Carboniferous
    Permian
    Triassic
    Jurassic
    Cretaceous
    Paleogene
    Miocene-Pliocene
    Pleistocene
    14 REFERENCES