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The Big Cats and Their Fossil Relatives: An Illustrated Guide to Their Evolution and Natural History
In this beautifully illustrated natural history that links extinct larger feline species with those still in existence, collaborators Alan Turner and Mauricio Anton weave together the evidence ofExpand
A Review of Dromaeosaurid Systematics and Paravian Phylogeny
This study provides the most detailed and comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of paravians to date in order to explore the phylogenetic history of dromaeosaurid taxa and reviews and revises the membership of DromaeOSauridae and provides an apomorphy-based diagnosis for all valid taxa. Expand
A Late Triassic Dinosauromorph Assemblage from New Mexico and the Rise of Dinosaurs
The transition between the first dinosaurs and more archaic faunas may have extended for 15 to 20 million years and was probably diachronous at different paleolatitudes. Expand
A Complete Skeleton of a Late Triassic Saurischian and the Early Evolution of Dinosaurs
A new theropod dinosaur from New Mexico is a representative of the early North American diversification and reveals a mosaic of plesiomorphic and derived features that clarify early saurischian dinosaur evolution and provide evidence for the antiquity of novel avian character systems including skeletal pneumaticity. Expand
A Basal Dromaeosaurid and Size Evolution Preceding Avian Flight
Change in theropod body size leading to flight's origin was not unidirectional, and the two dinosaurian lineages most closely related to birds, dromaeosaurids and troodontids, underwent four independent events of gigantism, and in some lineages size increased by nearly three orders of magnitude. Expand
Morphology of the Late Cretaceous Crocodylomorph Shamosuchus djadochtaensis and a Discussion of Neosuchian Phylogeny as Related to the Origin of Eusuchia
A review of all the available evidence on the diversity of advanced neosuchians suggests this group achieved a worldwide distribution and a remarkable morphological diversity, pushing their evolutionary origins back to the Jurassic. Expand
Osteology and phylogeny of a new species of Araripesuchus (Crocodyliformes: Mesoeucrocodylia) from the Late Cretaceous of Madagascar
A new species of Araripesuchus present in the Maevarano Formation of Madagascar is described, and it is shown that this group is depicted as more closely related to neosuchians than to notosuchian taxa. Expand
The evolution of the guild of larger terrestrial carnivores during the Plio-Pleistocene in Africa
Abstract The guild of African larger carnivores (Felidae, Hyaenidae and Canidae) that existed between c. 4.0 and 1.0 Ma had twice the number of species that exist there today. Lion and leopard appearExpand
Large carnivores and earliest European hominids: changing determinants of resource availability during the Lower and Middle Pleistocene
The archaeological record seems to imply sporadic occupation of Europe during the Lower Pleistocene, but it may always be difficult to reach firmer conclusions from this alone. A framework forExpand
Hindlimb Osteology and Distribution of Basal Dinosauromorphs from the Late Triassic of North America
ABSTRACT The recent discovery of early dinosauromorphs from North America demonstrates that they were contemporaries with dinosaurs and other basal archosaurs during a substantial portion of theExpand