Hadrosaurian Dinosaurs of North America
By Lull, R.S. and Wright, N.E.
Pp. 242, 90 text-figures, 31 full page photo-plates. One-half black leather, lettered in gilt on the spine and with gilt panel lines, over dark green pebble cloth set off by gilt lines, tan endpapers, lg 8vo. Geological Society of America, Special Paper no. 40. Hadrosaurids, or duck-billed dinosaurs, are members of the ornithischian family Hadrosauridae. This group is known as the duck-billed dinosaurs for the flat duck-bill appearance of the bones in their snouts. Hadrosaurids are descendants of the Upper Jurassic/Lower Cretaceous iguanodontian dinosaurs and had a similar body layout. Hadrosaurs were among the most dominant herbivores during the Late Cretaceous in Asia and North America, and during the close of the Cretaceous several lineages dispersed into Europe, Africa, South America and Antarctica (modified after Wiki). Name stamp of geologist Ira H. Cram on the front wrapper. Also, from the research collection of herpetologist Lauren E. Brown, with his signature at the top of the title page. No other ownership marks.
|Publisher||Geological Society of America|
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|Condition Description||A bright and clean copy in fine condition in a very attractive binding.|