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Author: Peter Dodson
Publisher: Princeton University Press
The horned dinosaurs, a group of rhinoceros-like creatures that lived 100 to 65 million years ago, included one of the greatest and most popular dinosaurs studied today: Triceratops. Noted for his flamboyant appearance--marked by a striking array of horns over the nose and eyes, a long bony frill at the back of the head, and an assortment of lumps and bumps for attracting females--this herbivore displayed remarkable strength in its ability to fight off Tyrannosaurus rex. It was also among the last dinosaurs to walk the earth. In telling us about Triceratops and its relatives, the Ceratopsia, Peter Dodson here re-creates the sense of adventure enjoyed by so many scientists who have studied them since their discovery in the mid-nineteenth century. From the badlands of the Red Deer River in Alberta to the Gobi Desert, Dodson pieces together fossil evidence to describe the ceratopsians themselves--their anatomy, biology, and geography--and he evokes the human dimension of their discovery and interpretation. An authoritative survey filled with many original illustrations, this book is the first comprehensive presentation of horned dinosaurs for the general reader. Dodson explains first the fascinating ways in which the ceratopsians dealt with their dangerous environment. There follows a lesson on ceratopsian bone structure, which enables the reader quickly to grasp the questions that still puzzle scientists, concerning features such as posture, gait, footprints, and diet. Dodson evenhandedly discusses controversies that continue, for example, over sexual dimorphism and the causes of the dinosaurs' disappearance. Throughout his narrative, we are reminded that dinosaur study is a human enterprise. We meet the scientists who charmed New York high society into financing expeditions to Mongolia, home of Triceratops' predecessors, as well as those who used their poker winnings to sustain paleontology expeditions. Rich in fossil lore and in tales of adventure, the world of the Ceratopsia is presented here for specialists and general readers alike. Originally published in 1996. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
This volume presents a broad range of cutting-edge research on the functional biology and behavior, systematics, paleoecology, and paleogeography of the horned dinosaurs, including descriptions of newly identified species.
Author: Michael J. Ryan
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Ceratopsids, or horned dinosaurs, are a group of large-bodied, quadruped herbivores, which lived roughly 65–70 million years ago. Part of a larger group of dinosaurs that includes stegosaurs, ankylosaurs, ornithopods, and pachycephalosaurs, the better-known members of the ceratopsids include centrosaurs, chasmosaurs, and triceratops. Easily distinguished by the horns and frills on their skulls, ceratopsids were one of the most successful of all dinosaurs. This volume presents a broad range of cutting-edge research on the functional biology and behavior, systematics, paleoecology, and paleogeography of the horned dinosaurs, including descriptions of newly identified species. A CD-ROM includes a census of recovered specimens and a history of ceratopsian discoveries in Canada.
An acclaimed dinosaur expert, Don Lessem has written more than 30 children's books, writes a popular dinosaur column in Highlights magazine, and was an adviser for Jurassic Park.Take a trip through dinosaur time to meet these horned ...
Author: Don Lessem
Publisher: Millbrook Press
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
"Dino" Don Lessem brings readers face-to-face with various dinosaur species, detailing their habitats, way of life and how they became extinct. An acclaimed dinosaur expert, Don Lessem has written more than 30 children's books, writes a popular dinosaur column in Highlights magazine, and was an adviser for Jurassic Park.Take a trip through dinosaur time to meet these horned dinosaurs face-to-face:Torosaurus had the biggest skull of any animal ever!Pentaceratops had five sharp horns on its head!Styracosaurus was as big as an ice cream truck!Plus, you'll get to know Centrosaurus, Protoceratops, and Triceratops!
Monique Keiran provides a compelling narrative and dynamic illustrations for these stories about rare dinosaur fossils discovered in northwestern Alberta palaeontology, dinosaurs, fossils, Pachyrhinosaurus
Author: Monique Keiran
Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Monique Keiran provides a compelling narrative and dynamic illustrations for these stories about rare dinosaur fossils discovered in northwestern Alberta
PARROT DINOSAURS AND EARLY HORNED DINOSAURS Parrot dinosaurs
lived in the Early Cretaceous in parts of Asia , and were the ancestors of horned dinosaurs . They get their name from the toothless beak at the front of the jaws —
Author: Jinny Johnson
This series encourages children to learn about the world around them through illustrated books, they can journey back to the time of dinosaurs or into the future with airplanes. Each book contains colorful stickers, and a collectable poster is available.
-SIDE VIEW OF THE SKULL OF A HORNED DINOSAUR . pierced here and there
with apertures large and small , the nat . size . a , nostril ; b , eye ; hh , horn -
cores ; r , upper part of beak ; p , lower part of beak . ( After Marsh . ) size of which
Author: Northwest Missouri State CollegePublish On: 1948
A number of illustrations of parallelism can be found among the dinosaurs , but
probably none is more striking than that to be seen in the horned dinosaurs . The
place of the horned dinosaurs in the adaptive radiation of the ornithischians has ...
dinosaurs , yield the information that the huge three - horned dinosaurs , the
Ceratopsia , were exclusively plant feeders — stood upon four stumpy legs and
had the hugest bony bonnet of any creatures which ever lived . Dull - witted these
Boulders and pebbles were scattered over the surface of the open plain and they
provided shelter for nests and eggs . very good ME The eggs were laid by the first
of the horned dinosaurs , Protoceratops ( Pro - toe - care - a - tops ) . Unlike his ...
Author: Richard Moody
Publisher: Cliffs Notes
Discusses the evolution of dinosaurs, their activities during the period they dominated the earth, and possible reasons for their extinction.
in some horned dinosaurs because part of it forms the nasal horn . In duck - bill
dinosaurs , the nasal bones may form elaborate crests , some of which are hollow
. The dorsal surface of the nasals of tyrannosaurs are rough and gnarly .
Author: John R. Horner
Publisher: Mountain Press
When Jack Horner was in high school, he put together a science project that identified and compared dinosaur fossils from Montana and Alberta. Now a world-renowned dinosaur paleontologist, Dr. Horner realizes that many of his identifications in that proje
In pachycephalosaurs it formed part of the bony skull cap up to 10 inches thick ,
which some paleontologists have speculated was used in combat with other
dinosaurs . In later horned dinosaurs the shelf evolved into a shield , or frill , that ...
Many well-preserved frills exhibit deep, healed gouges, breaks, and teeth marks,
suggesting that the horned dinosaur often fought its own kind—perhaps in
territorial battles. And certainly the ceratopsians were not exempt from the