Fossil Frogs and Toads of North America

Fossil Frogs and Toads of North America

Holman, J. Alan
Distribution: World
Publication date: 12/21/2017
Format: Paperback 103 figures, 47 color photos, 1 bibliog., 3 indexes
ISBN: 978-0-253-03174-7
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Comprehensive and lavishly illustrated, this is an essential guide to the known fossil frogs and toads (anurans) of North America and their localities. A number of extinct fossil frogs and toads are re-diagnosed and re-described. Fossil taxa still living are reviewed in terms of modern characteristics, ecological attributes, modern ranges, and diagnostic skeletal elements. The volume begins with an overview of the early evolution of anurans, a general account of the skeleton and bones, and the formal classification of anuran taxonomic groups found in the North American fossil record. The third part of the book presents an epoch-by-epoch discussion of Mesozoic, Tertiary, and Pleistocene anurans, their classification and phylogeny, and a comprehensive list of references.

Author Bio

J. Alan Holman (1931-2006) was Professor and Curator Emeritus of Vertebrate Paleontology at Michigan State University. He wrote seven books, including Fossil Snakes of North America (IUP, 2000).

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Table of Contents

Preliminary Table of Contents:
Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
1. Introduction
2. Systematic Accounts
3. Chronological Accounts
Epilogue
References
Figure Credits
General Index
Taxonomic Index
Site Index

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