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Dinosaur Bone Histology part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The internal architecture of fossilized bones records the entire history of growth throughout the life of the individual, and provides important clues to the growth rates, longevities, and growth ...

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 ...

3D Museum part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The 3D Museum is a collection of three dimensional scans of fossils that can be manipulated in a similar way to the actual specimen in a virtual environment. Scanned items are not limited to skulls, ...

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 ...

On Methuselah's Trail: Living Fossils and the Great Extinctions part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book reviews modern survivors of lineages greatly reduced by mass extinctions and discusses why those lineages got hit so much harder than others. Examples include the chambered nautilus, ...



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