Here is the fifth supplement to Dinosaurs: The Encyclopedia, a 1998 American Library Association Outstanding Reference Book. Since the publication of the acclaimed first volume, a virtual explosion in the number of exciting discoveries in dinosaur palaeontology has made supplemental volumes necessary and indispensable. Among the many dramatic events discussed in the fifth supplement are the discovery of what may be the largest Jurassic theropod specimen yet collected; the uncovering of evidence of a dinosaur possessing opposable fingers; and Robert M. Sullivan’s reassessment of Pachycepholasauria. Like the previous supplements, this volume includes lengthy sections on dinosaurian schematics and genera and updates the encyclopedia’s list of excluded genera. Supplemental volumes do not repeat information from earlier volumes but build upon them.
Foreword, by Kenneth Carpenter, Ph.D. v
I. Introduction 1
The Mesozoic Era 17
New Discoveries, Ideas and Studies 21
More on Ectothermy Versus Endothermy 152
Dinosaurs and Birds 155
Dinosaur Extinctions 168
II. Dinosaurian Systematics 173
III. Dinosaurian Genera 245
IV. Nomen Nudum and Excluded Genera 695
A List of Abbreviations 699
Appendix: Main-Entry Catalog of Genera 703
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