Non-dinosaurian vertebrates: A folding pocket guide


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A folding pocket guide to non-dinosaurian vertebrates from Mesozoic Australia. This convenient guide is a portable source of information for palaeontologists of all ages. 

The Mesozoic Era began 251 million years ago and ended 66 million years ago. At the beginning of the Mesozoic Era the landmass of Australia did not exist as it does today but formed part of a vast supercontinent called Gondwana. As well as Australia, this supercontinent included present-day South America, Africa and Madagascar, India and Antarctica, with the Australian portion situated close to the southern polar circle.

Over a period of 180 million years bony fish, sharks, ichthyosaurs, plesiosaurs, early crocodiles, lungfish, turtles and crocodile-like temnospondyl amphibians inhabited the rivers, billabongs, lakes and seas of prehistoric Australia. On land, small mammals, archosauromorphs, lepidosaurs and parareptiles lived alongside dinosaurs, as pterosaurs flew overhead. 

This insightful guide was researched by Dr Stephen Poropat and illustrated by palaeo-artist Sante Mazzei. The guide is an easy to read resource on some of the many scientifically-described non-dinosaurian vertebrates found in Australia. This guide includes each animals phonetic pronunciation, description and other exciting facts. Learn more about  Teinolophos, Opallionectes, Otwayemys, Confractosuchus, Waldmanichthys and many more! 

This durable, lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in Australia

  • Language English
  • Pamphlet Eight pages
  • Reading age Ten years and older
  • Dimensions 396 x 210mm

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