The Origin and Evolution of Birds

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Yale University Press, 1999 - Nature - 466 pages
An exploration of all that is known about the origin of birds and of avian flight. It draws on fossil evidence and studies of the structure and biochemistry of living birds to present knowledge and data on avian evolution and to propose a new model of this evolutionary process.
 

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Feduccia (Catesby's Birds of Colonial America, LJ 10/15/85) draws from his career as a noted paleontologist to provide a comprehensive review of the current information on vertebrate evolution ... Read full review

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Page 410 - Paleontology, 52, 570-580. 1985. Postosuchus, a new thecodontian reptile from the Triassic of Texas and the origin of tyrannosaurs. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, B, 309, 395-460.

About the author (1999)

Alan Feduccia is S. K. Heninger Professor Emeritus and former chair of the Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His books include "The Age of Birds", "The Origin and Evolution of Birds", and "Birds of Colonial Williamsburg".

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