Dinosaur Macroevolution and Macroecology

  title={Dinosaur Macroevolution and Macroecology},
  author={Roger B. J. Benson},
  journal={Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics},
  • R. Benson
  • Published 2 November 2018
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics
Dinosaurs were large-bodied land animals of the Mesozoic that gave rise to birds. They played a fundamental role in structuring Jurassic–Cretaceous ecosystems and had physiology, growth, and reproductive biology unlike those of extant animals. These features have made them targets of theoretical macroecology. Dinosaurs achieved substantial structural diversity, and their fossil record documents the evolutionary assembly of the avian body plan. Phylogeny-based research has allowed new insights… 
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