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Early Vertebrates


Series: Oxford Monographs on Geology and Geophysics Volume: 33

By: Philippe Janvier

393 pages, B/w illus, figs, tabs

Oxford University Press

Paperback | Mar 2003 | #133442 | ISBN: 0198526466
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Hardback | Dec 1996 | #53934 | ISBN: 0198540477
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Presents current knowledge of the early vertebrates - mainly fish, but including some terrestrial vertebrates - which lived about 250 to 470 million years ago, focussing on anatomical and phylogenetic questions.


Introduction; 1. What, where and when? Early vertebrates as we imagine them; 2. From rocks to theories: techniques of preparation and methods of analysis; 3. A look at extant vertebrates; 4. Early vertebrates and their extant relatives; 5. Interrelationships of the major craniate taxa: current phylogenetic theories and controversies; 6. Anatomical philosophy: homologies, transformations and character phylogenies; 7. Evolution and life history; 8. Women, men, and early vertebrates; Epilogue

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