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Pennaraptoran theropod dinosaurs : past progress and new frontiers. (1 Viewer)

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A new monograph on pennaraptoran theropods as a Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History is now available as a free pdf.

The supplementary stuff is posted and free on the AMNH site.

Pittman, Michael, 1985-; Xu, Xing, 1969-; O'Connor, Jingmai.; Field, Daniel J.; Turner, Alan H. (Alan Hamilton); Ma, Waisum.; Makovicky, Peter J.; Tse, Edison.; Norell, Mark.; Pei, Rui.; Pol, Diego.; Goloboff, Pablo A.; Ding, Anyang.; Upchurch, Paul.; Berv, Jacob S.; Hsiang, Allison Y.; Landis, Michael J.; Dornburg, Alex.; Nebreda, Sergio M.; Navalón, Guillermo.; Menéndez, Iris.; Sigurdsen, Trond.; Chiappe, Luis M.; Marugán-Lobón, Jesús.; Wang, Shuo.; Stiegler, Josef.; Wu, Ping.; Zhong, Zhengming.; Lautenschlager, Stephan.; Meade, Luke E.; Roy, Arindam.; Rogers, Christopher S.; Clements, Thomas.; Habimana, Olivier.; Martin, Peter.; Heers, Ashley M.; Serrano, Francisco J.; Habib, Michael B.; Dececchi, T. Alexander.; Kaye, Thomas G.; Larsson, Hans C.E.; Wang, Xiaoli.; Zheng, Xiaoting.; Novas, Fernando E.; Agnolín, Federico L.; Egli, Federico Brisson.; Lo Coco, Gastón E., 2020

Pennaraptoran theropod dinosaurs: past progress and new frontiers.

Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, no. 440: 1-353

Free pdf: http://digitallibrary.amnh.org/handle/2246/7237


Introduction / Michael Pittman and Xing Xu

Section 1. Systematics, fossil record, and biogeography

Chapter 1. Pennaraptoran systematics / Michael Pittman, Jingmai O'Connor, Daniel J. Field, Alan H. Turner, Waisum Ma, Peter Makovicky, and Xing Xu

Chapter 2. The fossil record of Mesozoic and Paleocene pennaraptorans / Michael Pittman, Jingmai O'Connor, Edison Tse, Peter Makovicky, Daniel J. Field, Waisum Ma, Alan H. Turner, Mark A. Norell, Rui Pei, and Xing Xu

Chapter 3. The impact of unstable taxa in coelurosaurian phylogeny and resampling support measures for parsimony analyses / Diego Pol and Pablo A. Goloboff

Chapter 4. The biogeography of coelurosaurian theropods and its impact on their evolutionary history / Anyang Ding, Michael Pittman, Paul Upchurch, Jingmai O'Connor, Daniel J. Field, and Xing Xu

Chapter 5. Timing the extant avian radiation : the rise of modern birds, and the importance of modeling molecular rate variation / Daniel J. Field, Jacob S. Berv, Allison Y. Hsiang, Robert Lanfear, Michael J. Landis, and Alex Dornburg

Section 2. Anatomical frontiers

Chapter 6. Disparity and macroevolutionary transformation of the maniraptoran manus / Sergio M. Nebreda, Guillermo Navalón, Iris Menéndez, Trond Sigurdsen, Luis M. Chiappe, and Jesús Marugán-Lobón

Chapter 7. Tooth vs. beak : the evolutionary developmental control of the avian feeding apparatus / Shuo Wang, Josef Stiegler, Ping Wu, and Cheng-ming Chuong

Chapter 8. Functional morphology of the oviraptorosaurian and scansoriopterygid skull / Waisum Ma, Michael Pittman, Stephan Lautenschlager, Luke E. Meade, and Xing Xu

Chapter 9. Fossil microbodies are melanosomes : evaluating and rejecting the 'fossilised decay-associated microbes' hypothesis / Arindam Roy, Christopher S. Rogers, Thomas Clements, Michael Pittman, Olivier Habimana, Peter Martin, and Jakob Vinther

Section 3. Early-flight study : methods, status, and frontiers

Chapter 10. Methods of studying early theropod flight / Michael Pittman, Ashley M. Heers, Francisco J. Serrano, Daniel J. Field, Michael B. Habib, T. Alexander Dececchi, Thomas G. Kaye, and Hans C.E. Larsson

Chapter 11. High flyer or high fashion? A comparison of flight potential among small-bodied paravians / T. Alexander Dececchi, Hans C.E. Larsson, Michael Pittman, and Michael B. Habib

Chapter 12. Navigating functional landscapes : a bird's eye view of the evolution of avialan flight / Hans C.E. Larsson, Michael B. Habib, and T. Alexander Dececchi

Chapter 13. Laser-stimulated fluorescence refines flight modeling of the Early Cretaceous bird Sapeornis / Francisco J. Serrano, Michael Pittman, Thomas G. Kaye, Xiaoli Wang, Xiaoting Zheng, and Luis M. Chiappe

Chapter 14. Pectoral girdle morphology in early-diverging paravians and living ratites : implications for the origin of flight / Fernando E. Novas, Federico L. Agnolín, Federico Brisson Egli, and Gastón E. Lo Coco.


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