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Ichnology of Sea Turtles part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Through observance of marks left by sea turtle nesting and movement patterns along with accompanying cross-sections of nests, this web page uses a modern analog to describe sea turtle tracks and ...

Ichnofacies part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This web page provides an overview of some of the types of ichnofacies. Using diagrams, descriptions and a chart, this page describes the different ichnofacies as they transition from offshore to ...

Taphonomy: New Branch of Paleontology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site contains an article by Ivan Efremov from a 1940 issue of the Pan-American Geologist. This article was the first to define the field of taphonomy, which is the study of the effects of burial ...

Growing Fast: Fossils Reveal Dinosaur Growth Rate part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This PBS website provides a link to a 3 1/2 minute video interview with Dr. Kristi Curry-Rogers on analyzing dinosaur growth using slices of bone. Through analysis of sauropod bone growth lines, she ...

The Permo-Triassic Extinction part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website contains a collection of pages concerning different aspects of the Permo-Triassic extinction, the largest mass extinction of all time. The pages address different scenarios for the ...

The KT Extinction part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website provides an excerpt on the KT boundary from an introductory text on paleontology. The text covers environmental and paleontological aspects of the extinction, including alternative ...

Permian-Triassic Extinction (PBS) part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This PBS website provides a very brief description of the Permian-Triassic extinction, as well as some inferences for the causes of the event. Video footage on the page shows the rock record in the ...

Digital Morphology at the University of Texas part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website is a collection of skull CT scans from numerous different animal groups. Many of the skulls have been scanned in several aspects, each of which can be manipulated by the user. Additional ...

Quest for the African Dinosaurs: Ancient Roots of the Modern World part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book deals not only with dinosaurs, but describes dinosaur paleontology in modern Africa. It also describes modern African history, geology, and wildlife.

Evolutionary Catastrophes: The Science of Mass Extinction part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book uses the catastrophic-volcanism hypothesis to explain the K/T mass extinction, as opposed to the impact hypothesis. The author considers a mechanism for periodic catastrophic volcanism as ...



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