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A pangolin from the French Quercy phosphorites
The origin of dinosaurs
The skull of Tetraceratops
Notidanodon tooth (Neoselachii: Hexanchiformes) in the Late Jurassic of New Zealand
Fossil vertebrate assemblage at Las Aguilas
A classic in the making : VERTEBRATE PALAEONTOLOGY (4th edition). By Michael J. Benton.Book review; Vertebrate Palaeontology
Cite this article: Buffetaut E., 2016. A classic in the making : VERTEBRATE PALAEONTOLOGY (4th edition). By Michael J. Benton. Palaeovertebrata 40 (1)-e1. doi: 10.18563/pv.40.1.e1Export citation
When the first edition of Mike Benton’s Vertebrate Palaeontology came out in 1990, sauropods still dragged their tails on the ground, the closest relatives of whales were mesonychids, and Mesozoic birds consisted essentially of Archaeopteryx, Ichthyornis and Hesperornis. Twenty-five years later, the book, now in its fourth edition, is a third longer, in a larger format and sports fine colour plates – in addition to a companion website.
Published in Vol.40-1 (2016)
Benton M. J. (2015). Vertebrate Palaeontology (4th edition). Wiley Blackwell, 480 pp. ISBN: 978-1-118-40755-4.