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Title Bone histology of fossil tetrapods : advancing methods, analysis, and interpretation / edited by Kevin Padian, Ellen-Thérèse Lamm.
Imprint Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2013.


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 285 pages) : illustrations
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Print version record.
Subject Vertebrates, Fossil -- Microstructure.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Authors and Contributors; 1 Why Study the Bone Microstructure of Fossil Tetrapods?; 2 The Biology of Bone; 3 Selection of Specimens; 4 Preparation and Sectioning of Specimens; 5 Image Standardization in Paleohistology; 6 Database Standardization; 7 Skeletochronology; 8 Analysis of Growth Rates; 9 Evolution of Growth Rates and Their Implications; 10 Research Applications and Integration.
Summary This is an essential primer and manual for using fossil bone histology to investigate the biology of extinct tetrapods. Twelve experts summarise advances in the field over the past three decades, reviewing fundamental basics of bone micro-anatomy and physiology. Research specimen selection, thin-section preparation, and data analysis are addressed in detail. The authors also outline methods and issues in bone growth rate calculation and chronological age determination, as well as examining broader questions of behaviour, ecology, and evolution by studying the microstructure of bone.
Other Author Padian, Kevin, editor.
Lamm, Ellen-Thérèse, 1966- editor.
Other Title Print version: Bone histology of fossil tetrapods. Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2013 9780520273528