Avian and geologic history,
Skeletal and flight adaptations of birds,
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Knowledge of the evolutionary history of birds has much improved in recent decades. Fossils from critical time periods are being described at unprecedented rates and modern phylogenetic analyses have provided a framework for the interrelationships of the extant groups. Avian Evolution: The Fossil Record of Birds and its Paleobiological Significance gives an overview of the avian fossil record and its paleobiological significance, and it is the only up-to-date textbook that covers both Mesozoic and more modern-type Cenozoic birds in some detail. 306 p.
Series: Topics in Paleobiology