Dinosaurs including birds
This tree diagram shows the relationships between several groups of organisms.
The root of the current tree connects the organisms featured in this tree to their containing group and the rest of the Tree of Life. The basal branching point in the tree represents the ancestor of the other groups in the tree. This ancestor diversified over time into several descendent subgroups, which are represented as internal nodes and terminal taxa to the right.
You can click on the root to travel down the Tree of Life all the way to the root of all Life, and you can click on the names of descendent subgroups to travel up the Tree of Life all the way to individual species.
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Benton, M. J. 1998. Dinosaur fossils with soft parts. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 13:303-304.
Carpenter, K. and P. J. Currie, eds. 1990. Dinosaur Systematics: Perspectives and Approaches. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Carpenter, K., K. F. Hirsch, and J. R. Horner, eds. 1994. Dinosaur Eggs and Babies. Cambridge University Press, New York.
Chiappe, L. M. and L. Dingus. 2001. Walking on Eggs: The Astonishing Discovery of Thousands of Dinosaur Eggs in the Badlands of Patagonia. Scribner, New York.
Currie, P. J. and K. Padian, eds. 1997. Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs. Academic Press, New York.
Dingus, L. and T. Rowe. 1998. The Mistaken Extinction: Dinosaur Extinction and the Origin of Birds. W. H. Freeman, New York.
Farlow, J. O. and M. K. Brett-Surman, eds. 1997. The Complete Dinosaur. Indiana University Press, Bloomington.
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Norman, D. B. 1985. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs. Salamander Books, London.
Novacek, M. J. and E. Heck. 1996. Dinosaurs of the Flaming Cliffs. Anchor Books, New York.
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Information on the Internet
- The Dinosauria: Truth is Stranger than Fiction. With a comprehensive list of Dinosaur Links. UCMP Berkeley.
- Dinosaurs at the National Museum of Natural History. Smithsonian Institution.
- Journey Through Time. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County.
- DinoData. Fred Bervoets.
- Dinosauria Online. Jeff Poling.
- Dino Russ's Lair. Russel J. Jacobson.
- Dinobase. University of Bristol.
- Dinosaur Evolution. Huw Boulton, University of Bristol.
- Dinorama. National Geographic Society.
- Dinosaur Safari. Museum of Unnatural Mystery.
- The Rex Files. A collection of New Scientist articles on Dinosaurs.
- The Russian Dinosaur Exposition. Paleontological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (PINRAS).
- ZoomDinosaurs.com. Enchanted Learning Software.
- Dinosaur Eggs. National Geographic Exhibit.
- Fighting Dinosaurs: New Discoveries from Mongolia. American Museum of Natural History Exhibit.
- The Dinosaur Interplanetary Gazette. Dinosaur News Network.
- Dinosaur Art:
- Dinosaur Illustrations. An Index of Links to Great Dinosaur and other Prehistoric Art.
- Douglas Henderson's Earth History Illustrations.
- Kelly Taylor's Dynasties of Stone.
- Luis V. Rey's Art Gallery: Dinosaur and Paleontology.
- Michael Skrepnick's Dinosaur Art.
- The Dinosaur Art of Joe Tucciarone.
- Paleontological Illlustration & Animation by Frank DeNota.
- The Dinosaur Sculptures by Kazunari Araki.
- Beri's Dinosaur World.
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