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LIFE EVOLUTION: CHORDATA
Other Titles: VERTEBRATE PALEONTOLOGY
Authors: Kostopoulos, Dimitrios
Koufos, Georgios
Reviewer: Kouli, Katerina
Subject: NATURAL SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > EARTH SCIENCES > PALAEONTOLOGY
MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, LIFE SCIENCES, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > LIFE SCIENCES
MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES, LIFE SCIENCES, BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > LIFE SCIENCES > FUCTIONAL AND ORGANISMIC BIOLOGY > ZOOLOGY/ANIMAL BIOLOGY
NATURAL SCIENCES AND AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES > EARTH SCIENCES
Keywords:
Vertebrate Paleontology
Chordata
Palaeoanthropology
Evolution
Palaeoecology
Geo-biodiversity
Greek Fossil Record
Description:
Abstract:
This book deals with Vertebrate Paleontology and Life Evolution in relation to the geotectonic and climatic frame through time, Historical Geology, Biostratigraphy/Biochronology, Palaeoecology, Fylogeny of main Chordata clades, Palaeoanthropology, and Geoheritage. It mostly concerns pre and post graduate students of Geology and Biology and aims to familiarize them with these disciplines and their main scientific concerns. Moreover, the book also addresses to a wider non-specialized audience interested in the History of Life, and Geology-Biology relations as well as in the Greek fossil record and its importance.
The book refers to
- The history, principles and methods of Paleontology,
- The classification systems of living beings
- The co-creation of Earth and Life,
- The evolution and phylogeny of the main groups of vertebrates (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals) with respect to the Geoenvironment
- The evolution of Mankind
- The Greek fossil record of Vertebrates in relation to the paleogeographic evolution of the wider Mediterranean area, and
- The importance of the Greek fossil record for the local and universal Geological Heritage
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: Fossil & Fossilization / The history of Palaeontology, Taphonomy, Palaeontological excavations and research, the Quality of the Fossil Record.
Chapter 2: Fossil & Evolution /Evolution-basic concepts and Modern Synthesis, the different Species Concepts, Macroevolution, Mass Extinctions and Evolution.
Chaper 3: The Taxonomy of living beings / Linnean Taxonomy, Evolutionary Systematics, Phenetics, Phylogenetics, Cladistics and Fossils.
Chapter 4: The dawn of Chordate / The Big Bang theory and the (geological) time, Precambrian- and the emergence of Life, the first eukaryotes, the rise and fall of the Ediacara fauna, the Cambrian Explosion and the first Chordata.
Chapter 5: The Masters of Water /The Palaeozoic era, Agnatha, Gnathostoma, from Sarcopterygians to the first Tetrapodes, Batrachomorpha and Amphibians
Chaper 6: The Time of Reptiles / The amniotic egg and the origin of amniotes, the Permian Mass Extinction, the Mesozoic era and the Diapsid reptiles
Chapter 7: Take off / Feathers and plumage, the phylogenetic relationships of Birds, Archaeopteryx lithographica, Flying theories, the K-T Mass Extinction
Chapter 8: Raising Mammals /Synapsid reptiles, from Cynodonts to Mammals, Theria and early Placentalia, the Paleocene mammals
Chapter 9: The Time of Mammals / The Cenozoic era, basic phylogeny of eytherians, Afrotheria, Laurasiatheria, Euarchontoglires. Xenarthra, Carnivora.
Chapter 10: Behold the Man / Origin, basic groups and main phylogeny of Primates, Non-anthropomorph monkeys, Miocene apes, Australopithecines and Homo, from Homo habilis to Cro Magnons
Chaper 11: The Greek vertebrate Fossil Record /Palaeogeographic evolution of Eaastern Mediterranean region, The Greek fossil record of Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles and Birds, The Greek fossil record of Mammals. Biochronology and Mammal zones, Mammal Dispersal Events, Palaeoecological approaches.
Graphic Editors: Metallinos, Panagiotis
Sylvestrou, Ioanna
Type: Undergraduate textbook
Creation Date: 2015
Item Details:
ISBN 978-960-603-058-1
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/gr
Spatial Coverage: Universal
Temporal Coverage: Geological time, 4.6 Ga-today
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/11419/1909
Bibliographic Reference: Kostopoulos, D., & Koufos, G. (2015). LIFE EVOLUTION: CHORDATA [Undergraduate textbook]. Kallipos, Open Academic Editions. http://hdl.handle.net/11419/1909
Language: Greek
Consists of: 1. Fossil & Fossilization
2. Fossil & Evolution
3. Taxonomy & Systematics
4. The dawn of Chordates
5. The masters of water
6. The Time of Reptiles
7. Take off
8. Raising Mammals
9. The time of Mammals
10. Behold the Man
11. The Greek Vertebrate Fossil record
Technical Requirement: Windows Vista and newer
Version: 1st Ed.
Publication Origin: Kallipos, Open Academic Editions