This beautifully illustrated 2007 volume describes the entire flora and fauna of the famous Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of Brazil - one of the world's most important fossil deposits, exhibiting exceptional preservation. A wide range of invertebrates and vertebrates are covered, including extended sections on pterosaurs and insects. Two chapters are devoted to plants. Many of the chapters include descriptions of new species and re-descriptions and appraisals of taxa published in obscure places, rendering them available to a wider audience. Fossil descriptions are supported by detailed explanations of the geological history of the deposit and its tectonic setting. Drawing on expertise from around the world and specimens from the most important museum collections, this book forms an essential reference for researchers and enthusiasts with an interest in Mesozoic fossils.
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(247mm x 174mm x 34mm)
Cambridge University Press
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Author Biography - David M. Martill
David Martill is a Reader in Palaeobiology in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Portsmouth, where his research interests include the palaeobiology of pterosaurs and exceptional preservation of fossil vertebrates. He is the author of several other books and has appeared in several television series including the BBC series Walking with Dinosaurs. Gunter Bechley is Curator for amber and fossil insects at the Staatliches Museum fur Naturkunde in Stuttgart, Germany, where his research projects include the phylogenetic system of fossil and recent damselflies and dragonflies. He has authored several books in German and English and has appeared in television series in Germany and Norway. Robert Loveridge is a Research Fellow in the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Portsmouth. He is a botanist with interests in the botanical treatment of sewerage and environmental protection, as well as palaeontology. He is a skilled photographer and is responsible for many of the beautiful images in this book.