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Title Amniote origins : completing the transition to land / edited by Stuart S. Sumida, Karen L.M. Martin.
Imprint San Diego : Academic Press, [1997]

Subject Amniotes, Fossil -- Evolution.
Amniotes -- Evolution.
Alt Name Sumida, Stuart Shigeo.
Martin, Karen L. M.
Description x, 510 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 0126764603 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 35657885
Table of Contents
1An Integrated Approach to the Origin of Amniotes: Completing the Transition to Land / Karen L. M. Martin, Stuart S. Sumida1
2A New Perspective on Tetrapod Phylogeny / Michel Laurin, Robert R. Reisz9
3Crown-Clades, Key Characters and Taxonomic Stability: When is an Amniote not an Amniote? / Michael Y. S. Lee, Patrick S. Spencer61
4Biogeography of Primitive Amniotes / David S. Berman, Stuart S. Sumida, R. Eric Lombard85
5The Late Paleozoic Atmosphere and the Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology of Tetrapods / Jeffrey B. Graham, Nancy Aguilar, Robert Dudley, Carl Gans141
6Origin of the Amniote Feeding Mechanism: Experimental Analysis of Outgroup Clades / George V. Lauder, Gary B. Gillis169
7The Amniote Transition and the Discovery of Herbivory / Nicholas Hotton III, Everett C. Olson, Richard Beerbower207
8Evolution of the Amniote Egg / Mary J. Packard, Roger S. Seymour265
9Morphology and Evolution of the Egg of Oviparous Amniotes / James Stewart291
10The Role of the Skin in the Origin of Amniotes: Permeability Barrier, Protective Covering, and Mechanical Support / Larry Frolich327
11Locomotor Features of Taxa Spanning the Origin of Amniotes / Stuart S. Sumida353
12Water Balance and the Physiology of the Amniote Transition / Karen L. M. Martin, Kenneth A. Nagy399
13Reconstructing Ancestral Trait Values Using Squared-Change Parsimony: Plasma Osmolarity at the Amniote Transition / Theodore Garland, Jr., Karen L. M. Martin, Ramon Diaz-Uriarte425
 Subject Index503

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