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Pterossauros: Os Senhores Do Ceu Do Brasil [Pterosaurs: Lords of the Brazilian Skies]

By: Alexander Kellner (Author)

175 pages, 15 plates with colour photos and colour illustrations; b/w photos, b/w illustrations

Vieira & Lent

Paperback | Dec 2005 | #231516 | ISBN: 8588782286
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About this book

Language: Portuguese

This book is a popular treatise on the pterosaurs, the winged creatures that, alongside the dinosaurs, fascinate people. Pterosaurs and dinosaurs can be seen as sister groups each of which followed distinct evolutionary paths: pterosaurs adapted to master the skies, while dinosaurs dominated the land. Research has confirmed that pterosaurs were reptiles that flew and lived in Brazil for 115 million years. This book tells how the work of paleontologist has resulted in our knowledge of pterosaurs today, and how there was an explosion in many different shapes and sizes. The first pterosaur was discovered in Brazil. Up to now 24 species of pterosaurs have been described from Brazil and we know that they went extinct 65 million years ago.

Summary in Portuguese:
O livro mostra como eram essas criaturas aladas os pterossauros que ao lado dos dinossauros tanto fascinam as pessoas. Os pterossauros e os dinossauros podem ser considerados como grupos irmãos sendo que cada um seguiu um caminho evolutivo distinto: os pterossauros se adaptaram para dominar os céus enquanto os dinossauros dominaram a terra. Pesquisas já confirmaram que os pterossauros eram répteis que voavam e viveram no Brasil há 115 milhões de anos. O livro nos conta ainda como é o trabalho do paleontólogo e em particular no caso dos pterossauros o que se conhece até hoje houve uma explosão de cristas nas mais diferentes formas e tamanhos e também o modo pelo qual os pesquisadores paleontólogos chegam a esses resultados: ...o osso era relativamente alongado... as peças juntaram: estava descoberto o primeiro pterossauro do Brasil e de todo o Hemisfério Sul . Até hoje já foram descritas 24 espécies de pterossauros no Brasil e sabe-se que sua extinção ocorreu há 65 milhões de anos.


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