Publisher description for The Beginning of the age of dinosaurs : faunal change across the Triassic-Jurassic boundary / edited by Kevin Padian.

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Counter Thirty-one specialists in the paleontology of the Age of Dinosaurs address a variety of issues: animals that preceded dinosaurs, the origin and early history of dinosaurs, and the relationship of the ascent of dinosaurs to new evolutionary innovations and to global, climatic, ecological, and even chance factors. This study is the first to examine how the period of dinosaur domination began.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Vertebrates, Fossil Congresses, Paleontology Triassic Congresses, Paleontology Jurassic Congresses, Evolution Congresses