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Title Bernissart dinosaurs and early Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystems / edited by Pascal Godefroit.
Imprint Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2012.

Series Life of the past
Life of the past.
Subject Iguanodon -- Belgium -- Bernissart.
Paleontology -- Belgium -- Bernissart.
Paleoecology -- Cretaceous.
Alt Name Godefroit, Pascal, 1967-
Description 1 online resource (xv, 629 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Bernissart and the iguanodons : historical perspective and new investigations / Pascal Godefroit, Johan Yans, and Pierre Bultynck -- The attempted theft of dinosaur skeletons during the German occupation of Belgium (1914-1918) and some other cases of looting cultural possessions of natural history / Christoph Roolf -- A short introduction to the geology of the Mons Basin and the Iguanodon Sinkhole, Belgium / Jean-Marc Baele [and others] -- 3D modeling of the Paleozoic top surface in the Bernissart area and integration of data from boreholes drilled in the Iguanodon Sinkhole / Thierry Martin [and others] -- The karstic phenomenon of the Iguanodon Sinkhole and the geomorphological situation of the Mons Basin during the early Cretaceous / Yves Quinif and Luciane Licour -- Geodynamic and tectonic context of early Cretaceous Iguanodon-bearing deposits in the Mons Basin / Sara Vandycke and Paul Spagna -- Biostratigraphy of the Cretaceous sediments overlying the Wealden facies in the Iguanodon Sinkhole at Bernissart / Johan Yans, Francis Robaszynski, and Edwige Masure -- On the age of the Bernissart iguanodons / Johan Yans, Jean Dejax, and Johann Schnyder -- The paleoenvironment of the Bernissart iguanodons : sedimentological analysis of the Lower Cretaceous Wealden facies in the Bernissart area / Paul Spagna [and others] -- Mesofossil plant remains from the Barremian of Hautrage (Mons Basin, Belgium), with taphonomy, paleoecology, and paleoenvironment insights / Bernard Gomez [and others] -- Diagenesis of the fossil bones of Iguanodon bernissartensis from the Iguanodon Sinkhole / Thierry Leduc -- Histological assessment of vertebrate remains in the 2003 Bernissart drill / Armand de Ricqlès, Pascal Godefroit, and Johan Yans -- Early Cretaceous dinosaur remains from Baudour (Belgium) / Pascal Godefroit [and others] -- Geological model and cyclic mass mortality scenarios for the Lower Cretaceous Bernissart Iguanodon bonebeds / Jean-Marc Baele [and others] -- Iguanodontian taxa (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) from the Lower Cretaceous of England and Belgium / David B. Norman -- The brain of Iguanodon and Mantellisaurus : perspectives on ornithopod evolution / Pascaline Lauters [and others] -- Hypsilophodon foxii and other smaller bipedal ornithischian dinosaurs from the Lower Cretaceous of southern England / Peter M. Galton -- The African cousins of the European iguanodontids / Philippe Taquet -- Anatomy and relationships of Bolong yixianensis, an early Cretaceous iguanodontoid dinosaur from western Liaoning, China / Wu Wenhao and Pascal Godefroit -- A new basal hadrosauroid dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of Kazakhstan / Pascal Godefroit [and others] -- Dinosaur remains from the "Sables verts" (early Cretaceous, Albian) of the eastern Paris Basin / Eric Buffetaut and Laetitia Nori -- Dinosaur faunas from the early Cretaceous (Valanginian-Albian) of Spain / Xabier Pereda-Suberbiola [and others] -- New early Cretaceous multituberculate mammals from the Iberian Peninsula / Ainara Badiola, José Ignacio Canudo, and Gloria Cuenca-Bescós -- Danish dinosaurs : a review / Niels Bonde -- The age of Lycoptera beds (Jehol biota) in Transbaikalia (Russia) and correlation with Mongolia and China / Evgenia V. Bugdaeva and Valentina S. Markevich -- A new basal ornithomimosaur (Dinosauria: Theropoda) from the early Cretaceous Yixian Formation, northeast China / Jin Liyong, Chen Jun, and Pascal Godefroit -- Australia's polar early Cretaceous dinosaurs / Thomas H. Rich and Patricia Vickers-Rich -- Assessment of the potential for a Jehol biota-like Cretaceous polar fossil assemblage in Victoria, Australia / Thomas H. Rich, Li Xiao-Bo, and Patricia Vickers-Rich -- Freshwater hybodont sharks in early Cretaceous ecosystems : a review / Gilles Cuny -- The late Cretaceous continental vertebrate fauna from Iharkút (western Hungary) : a review / Attila Ősi [and others] -- First discovery of Maastrichtian (latest Cretaceous) terrestrial vertebrates in Rusca Montană Basin (Romania) / Vlad A. Codrea, Pascal Godefroit, and Thierry Smith -- First late Maastrichtian (latest Cretaceous) vertebrate assemblage from Provence (Vitrolles-la-Plaine, southern France) / Xavier Valentin [and others] -- Reassessment of the posterior brain region in multituberculate mammals / Emmanuel Gilissen and Thierry Smith.
Note Print version record.
Summary In 1878, the first complete dinosaur skeleton was discovered in a coal mine in Bernissart, Belgium. Iguanodon, first described by Gideon Mantell on the basis of fragments discovered in England in 1824, was initially reconstructed as an iguana-like reptile or a heavily built, horned quadruped. However, the Bernissart skeleton changed all that. The animal was displayed in an upright posture similar to a kangaroo, and later with its tail off the ground like the dinosaur we know of today. Focusing on the Bernissant discoveries, this book presents the latest research on Iguanodon and other denizens.
Note English.
ISBN 9780253005700 (electronic bk.)
0253005701 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786613675330
OCLC # 797815967
Additional Format Print version: Bernissart dinosaurs and early Cretaceous terrestrial ecosystems. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2012 9780253357212 (DLC) 2011049613 (OCoLC)721905743

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