Tyrannosaurid Paleobiology

Edited by J. Michael Parrish, Ralph E. Molnar, Philip J. Currie and Eva B. Koppelhus

Contributions by Bruce M. Rothschild, Tyler Keillor, Peter L. Larson, Ralph E. Chapman, James O. Farlow, Kenneth Carpenter, Nate Murphy, William L. Abler and Lawrence M. Witmer

Published by: Indiana University Press

312 Pages, 7.00 x 10.00 x 0.00 in, 124 b&w illus.

  • Hardcover
  • 9780253009302
  • Published: July 2013


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  • eBook
  • 9780253009470
  • Published: July 2013


The opening of an exhibit focused on "Jane," a beautifully preserved tyrannosaur collected by the Burpee Museum of Natural History, was the occasion for an international symposium on tyrannosaur paleobiology. This volume, drawn from the symposium, includes studies of the tyrannosaurids Chingkankousaurus fragilis and "Sir William" and the generic status of Nanotyrannus; theropod teeth, pedal proportions, brain size, and craniocervical function; soft tissue reconstruction, including that of "Jane"; paleopathology and tyrannosaurid claws; dating the "Jane" site; and tyrannosaur feeding and hunting strategies. Tyrannosaurid Paleobiology highlights the far ranging and vital state of current tyrannosaurid dinosaur research and discovery.