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Option 5 - 2016

 

 

Reading List - Option 5 (2016)

Please note that if references are marked with an asterisk (*) , they have been highlighted by your lecturers as being particularly useful to you.

David Norman Lectures

Op 5. Evolutionary Palaeobiology (vertebrates)

Lecture 5. LIFE ON LAND: ‘SOLUTIONS’

Useful textbooks: Tetrapods generally:

Dinosaurs specifically:

Thought-provoking references on the biology/physiology of transition: 

Lecture 6. DINOSAURS AND THEIR BIOLOGY

Useful textbooks:

  • Brusatte S (2012). Dinosaur paleobiology. Wiley Blackwell
  • Fastovsky & Weishampel (2005). The evolution and extinction of the dinosaurs. Cambridge University Press.
  • Curry-Rogers K & Wilson J (2005). The Sauropods: evolution and paleobiology. California University Press
  • Norman D (2005). Dinosaurs – a very short introduction. Oxford University Press

Specific references: 

The soft tissues and biochemistry of dinosaurs investigated and endlessly argued over. This list includes stuff you never actually read from the 1A course! Now's the chance to catch up?

 

Lecture 7. CHEWING, BREATHING (BEING HIGHLY AEROBIC)

Useful textbooks: 

  • Norman D (2005) Dinosaurs a very short introduction. Oxford University Press.
  • Gauthier, J & LF Gall (2001). New perspectives on the origin and early evolution of birds. Proceedings of the international symposium in honour of John H Ostrom. Peabody Museum, Yale University.

Some specific references:

Herbivory 

  • Norman D & Weishampel D (1985). Ornithopod feeding mechanisms: their bearing on the evolution of herbivory. Am. Naturalist 126: 151
  • Farlow J (1987). Speculations about the diet and digestive physiology of herbivorous dinosaurs. Paleobiology 13: 60-72.
  • Barrett P & Willis K (2001). Did dinosaurs invent flowers? Dinosaur-angiosperm co-evolution revisited. Biological Reviews 76: 411-447.
  • Piperno, DR & H-D Sues (2005). Dinosaurs dined on grass. Science 310: 1126-1128.
  • Holliday & Witmer (2008). Cranial kinesis in dinosaurs: intracranial joints, protractor muscles and their significance for cranial evolution and function in diapsids. J. Vertebr. Paleo. 28: 1073-1088.
  • Williams V, Barrett P, Purnell, M (2009). Quantitative analysis of dental microwear in hadrosaurid dinosaurs – jaw mechanics and feeding. Proc Natl Acad Sci 106: 11194-11199.
  • Bell, Snively & Shychoski (2009). A comparison of jaw mechanics in hadrosaurid and ceratopid dinosaurs using FEA. The Anatomical Record 292: 1338-1351.
  • Erickson et al. (2012). Complex dental structure and wear biomechanics in hadrosaurid dinosaurs. Science 338: 98-101.
  • Barrett P (2014). Paleobiology of herbivorous dinosaurs. Ann. Rev. Earth Planet Sci 42: 207-230.
  • Mallon & Anderson (2014). The functional and palaeoecological implications of tooth morphology and wear for megaherbivorous dinosaurs ... PlosONE 9 (6) e98605.

Respiration/aerobic capacity 

Lecture 8. Ultimate dinosaurs - the birds

Useful textbooks: 

  • Gauthier, J & LF Gall (2001). New perspectives on the origin and early evolution of birds. Proceedings of the international symposium in honour of John H Ostrom. Peabody Museum, Yale University. 

  • Fastovsky D & Weishampel, D (2005). The evolution and extinction of the dinosaurs. Cambridge University Press 

  • Brusatte S (2012) Dinosaur paleobiology. Wiley-Blackwell + a little intellectual excursion into evolutionary theorizing: 'correlated progression' - an approach concerning the question of how to turn a large reptile into a small mammal (or a bird) ... 

  • Kemp T (2005). The origin and evolution of mammals. Oxford Univ Press.

Some specific references (bird origins):