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The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia by Michael J. Benton, Mikhail A. Shishkin, David M. Unwin,

By Michael J. Benton, Mikhail A. Shishkin, David M. Unwin, Evgenii N. Kurochkin

The previous Soviet Union covers an unlimited region of land, and during the last two hundred years, many dozens of awesome dinosaurs and different fossil amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals were present in Mesozoic rocks in its territories. The Permo-Triassic of the Ural Mountains of Russia have produced hundreds and hundreds of terrific specimens, and lots of of the dinosaurs from Mongolia are exact. this is often the 1st compilation in any Western language of this huge physique of Russian examine and the 1st time lots of this learn, formerly unexplored by way of the West, has been brought in English. The Age of Dinosaurs in Russia and Mongolia is written via a special mixture of Russian and Western palaeontologists, and gives an entrée to a number fossil faunas, specifically reptiles, which were little identified outdoor Russia. it is going to unquestionably develop into a tremendous reference paintings for all vertebrate palaeontologists.

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I thank Joe Warfel for congenial companionship in the field and his expert advice on photography. I thank Bill Hickman for his hard work and enthusiasm on a variety of spider projects over the years, but particularly for his constant sunny disposition. I thank the following curators for sharing their expertise as well as providing access to specimens under their care: Jon Coddington (United States National Museum), Rod Crawford (University of Washington Burke Museum), Paula Cushing (Denver Museum of Nature and Science), Allen Dean (Texas A&M University Insect Collection), G.

The genesis of the current book was the demand for a more complete guide to the common spiders of North America. The purpose of this volume is to foster an appreciation of spiders. Familiarity with these small predators will enrich your life and open a door to a miniature world of wonder. This book could never have been completed without assistance from many people. I thank Bruce Leech and Susan Ward for many years of their help navigating the spider literature. I thank Lynda Behan and Robin Taylor for their patient help with editing and revision.

American Arachnological Society. III. Title. 48-1992 (R 2002) (Permanence of Paper). Cover illustration: Steve Buchanan. TO MY PARENTS, MARJORIE AND WESLEY BRADLEY, FOR FOSTERING A DEEP RESPECT AND CURIOSITY ABOUT THE NATURAL WORLD, AND MY BROTHER, DAVE, FOR SHARING MANY JOYFUL HOURS EXPLORING AND CELEBRATING WILD PLACES. edu/go/commonspiders. 2 mm Genus Mangora: The spiders of the genus Mangora are small spiny orbweavers with tufts of long, thin sensory hairs (trichobothria) on the front edge of the tibiae of leg III.

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