This reference work is the third supplement to Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia (a 1998 American Library Association Outstanding Reference Book) and follows the intent and format of the encyclopedia and the first two supplements. This continuation of what is now the standard encyclopedia provides up-to-date concepts, based on the latest original research of palaeontologists, on such topics as the Mesozoic Era; new discoveries, ideas and studies; ectothermy versus endothermy; dinosaurs and birds; dinosaur extinctions; dinosaurian systematics; dinosaurian genera; nomina nuda and excluded genera; and an appendix discussing dinosaur tracks and eggs. Supplemental volumes do not repeat information from earlier volumes, but build upon them.
Foreword, by Luis M. Chiappe, PhD vi
I Introduction 1
The Mesozoic Era 11
New Discoveries, Ideas and Studies 16
No Consensus Yet— Ectothermy versus Endothermy 114
Dinosaurs and Birds 117
Dinosaur Extinctions 138
II Dinosaurian Systematics 145
III Dinosaurian Genera 205
IV Nomina Nuda 599
V Excluded Genera 605
A List of Abbreviations 609
Appendix: Dinosaur Tracks and Eggs 613
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