Dinosaur Extinction and the End of an Era: What the Fossils Say

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1.1Geological Time Scale for last 600 Million Years
1.2Panoramic View of the Missouri Breaks
1.3 Hell Creek and Bug Creek Areas in Northeastern Montana
1.4Geological Section Across the K/T Boundary in
Northeastern Montana
1.5The K/T Boundary Marked by Coal in Montana
2.1The Paucity of Dinosaur Sites Near the K/T Boundary
2.2Phylogenetic Relationships of Vertebrates of the Late Cretaceous
2.3Amniotic Egg
2.4Monophyletic v. Nonmonophyletic Classifications
3.1Geological Time Scale for Epochs and Ages
Surrounding K/T Boundary
3.2Vertebrate Faunas of the Late Cretaceous
4.1Animal Diversity Through Phanerozoic Time
4.2Local Extiraption v. True Extinctions
4.3Evolutionary Causes of Pseudoextinction
4.4The Lazarus Effect
4.5The Signor-Lipps Effect
4.6The Zombie Effect
4.7The So-called Big Five Extinctions
5.1Phylogenetic Relationships of Vertebrates of the Late Cretaceous

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • Figures xi
  • Prologue xv
  • I - An Embarrassment of Riches 1
  • II - Some Myths 12
  • III - Some Controversies 29
  • IV - When Is Extinction Really Extinction? 52
  • V - Who's Who of the Late Cretaceous 77
  • VI - The Fates of Vertebrates across the K/T Boundary 116
  • VII - Shades of Dante's Inferno 129
  • VIII - Left High and Dry: Marine Regression and Some Sundry Causes 147
  • IX - Plants and Marine Organisms across the K/T Boundary 171
  • X - A Cacophony of Causes 198
  • References 211
  • Index 227
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