Table of Contents

The Evolution and Extinction of the Dinosaurs
second edition

David R. Fastovsky and David B. Weishampel

Part I    Setting the stage
Chapter   1  Introduction
  Fossils
  Collection
 Chapter   2Back to the past:  the Mesozoic Era
  When did the dinosaurs live and how do we know
  Where were the continents during the time of the dinosaurs?
  What were climates like during the time of the dinosaurs?
 Chapter   3DIscovering order in the natural world
  Hierarchy
  Cladograms
  A monkey's uncle
 Chapter   4Interrelationships of vertebrates
  In the beginning
  Jumping to chordates
  Tetrapods
  Reptilia
 Chapter   5The origin of the Dinosauria
  History of the Dinosauria
  Origins
  The rise of dinosaurs:  superiority or luck?

Part II   Ornithischia:  armored, horned, and duck-billed dinosaurs
 Chapter   6Stegosauria:  hot plates
  Stegosaur lives and lifestyles
  The evolution of Segosauria
  Stegosaurs meet history:  a short account of their discovery
 Chapter   7Ankylosauria:  mass and gas
  Ankylosaur lives and lifestyles
  The evolution of Ankylosauria
  Ankylosaurs meet history:  a short account of their discovery
 Chapter   8Pachycephalosauria:  ramrods of the Cretaceous
  Pachycephalosaur lives and lifestyles
  The evolution of Pachycephalosauria
  Pachycephalosaurs meet history:  a short account of their discovery
 Chapter   9Ceratopsia:  horns and all the frills
  Ceratopsian lives and lifestyles
  The evolution of Ceratopsia
  Ceratopsia meet history:  a short account of their discovery
 Chapter 10Ornithopoda:  the tuskers, antelopes, and "mighty ducks" of the Mesozoic
  Ornithopod lives and lifestyles
  The evolution of Ornithopoda
  Ornithopods meet history:  a short account of their discovery

Part III   Saurischia:  predators and giants
 Chapter 11Sauropodomorpha:  the big, the bizarre, and the majestic
  lifestyles of the huge and ancient
  The evolution of Sauropodomorpha
  Sauropodomorphs meet history:  a short account of their discovery
 Chapter 12Theropoda I:  Nature red in tooth and claw
  Theropod life and lifestyles
  The evolution of Theropoda
  Theropods meet history:  a short account of their discovery
 Chapter 13Theropoda II:  The origin of birds
  Living birds
  Archaeopteryx lithographica and the ancestory of living birds
  The revolution of the 1990's:  feathered dinosaurs
 Chapter 14Theropoda III:  The early evolution of birds

Part IV   Endothermy, environments, and extinction
 Chapter 15Dinosaur thermoregulation:  some like it hot
  Is warm-bloodedness superior to cold-bloodedness
  Dinosaur endothermy:  the evidence
  Opinions on dinosaur endothermy
 Chapter 16Patterns in dinosaur evolution
  Dinosaurs through time
  Plants and herbivores
  Carnivorous dinosaurs
 Chapter 17Reconstructing extinctions:  the art of science
  Resolving the past
 Chapter 18The Cretaceous—Tertiary extinction:  the frill is gone
  Geological record of the latest Cretaceous
  Biological record of the latest Cretaceous
  Extinction hypotheses