Evolution of the Vertebrates Third Edition by Edwin H Colbert C1980

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Evolution of the Vertebrates Third Edition book by Edwin H. Colbert, copyright 1980. A history of the backboned animals through time.

With dust jacket. Dust jacket has some wear and minor tears along the edges, stamp inside, some separation along the bottom interior pages and spine.

Contents

Introduction

Fossils

jawless vertebrates

the acanthodians and placoderms

success of the fishes

from water to land

early vertebrate faunas

amphibians

advent of the reptiles

mammal like reptiles

conquest of the land

early ruling reptiles

marine reptiles

flying reptiles and birds

triumph of the dinosaurs

years of the dinosaurs

surviving reptiles

beginning of the mammals

marsupials

introduction to the placentals

the diverging placentals

evolution of the primates

rodents and rabbits

cetaceans

creodonts and carnivores

ancient hoofed animals

south american ungulates

perissodactyls

artiodactyls

elephants and their kin

the age of mammals

a classification of the chordates

references


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