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THE EVOLUTION OF FEATHERS

FROM THEIR ORIGIN TO THE PRESENT

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9783030272227 ::  THE EVOLUTION OF FEATHERS
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9783030272227

Col·lecció:FASCINATING LIFE SCIENCES
EditorialSPRINGER NATURE
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Pàgines:243
Idioma:INGLES
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1. INTRODUCTION TO THE MORPHOLOGY, DEVELOPMENT, AND ECOLOGY OF FEATHERS.- 2. MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR MECHANISMS OF FEATHER DEVELOPMENT PROVIDE A BASIS FOR DIVERSE EVOLUTION OF FEATHER FORMS.- 3. THE ORIGIN OF BIRDS: CURRENT CONSENSUS, CONTROVERSY, AND THE OCCURRENCE OF FEATHERS.- 4. INTEGUMENTARY STRUCTURES IN KULINDADROMEUS ZABAIKALICUS, A BASAL NEORNITHISCHIAN DINOSAUR FROM THE JURASSIC OF SIBERIA.- 5. FILAMENTOUS INTEGUMENTS IN NON-AVIALAN THEROPODS AND THEIR KIN: ADVANCES AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES FOR UNDERSTANDING THE EVOLUTION OF FEATHERS.- 6. TWO OF A FEATHER: A COMPARISON OF THE PRESERVED INTEGUMENT IN THE JUVENILE THEROPOD DINOSAURS SCIURUMIMUS AND JURAVENATOR FROM THE KIMMERIDGIAN TORLEITE FORMATION OF SOUTHERN GERMANY.- 7. FEATHER EVOLUTION IN PENNARAPTORA.- 8. THE FEATHERS OF THE JURASSIC URVOGEL ARCHAEOPTERYX.- 9. THE PLUMAGE OF BASAL BIRDS.- 10. A MORPHOLOGICAL REVIEW OF THE ENIGMATIC ELONGATED TAIL FEATHERS OF STEM BIRDS.- 11. REVIEW ON COLOR PATTERNS OF FOSSIL FEATHERS.- 12. ON THE ANCESTRY OF FEATHERS IN MESOZOIC DINOSAURS.

FEATHERS ARE ONE OF THE MOST UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS OF MODERN BIRDS AND REPRESENT THE MOST COMPLEX AND COLOURFUL TYPE OF SKIN DERIVATE WITHIN VERTEBRATES, WHILE ALSO FULFILLING VARIOUS BIOLOGICAL ROLES, INCLUDING FLIGHT, THERMAL INSULATION, DISPLAY, AND SENSORY FUNCTION. FOR YEARS IT WAS GENERALLY ASSUMED THAT THE ORIGIN OF FLIGHT WAS THE MAIN DRIVING FORCE FOR THE EVOLUTION OF FEATHERS. HOWEVER, VARIOUS DISCOVERIES OF DINOSAUR SPECIES WITH FILAMENTOUS BODY COVERINGS, MADE OVER THE PAST 20 YEARS, HAVE FUNDAMENTALLY CHALLENGED THIS IDEA AND PRODUCED NEW EVOLUTIONARY SCENARIOS FOR THE ORIGIN OF FEATHERS. THIS BOOK IS DEVOTED TO THE ORIGIN AND EVOLUTION OF FEATHERS, AND HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPACT OF PALAEONTOLOGY ON THIS RESEARCH FIELD BY REVIEWING A NUMBER OF SPECTACULAR FOSSIL DISCOVERIES THAT DOCUMENT THE INCREASING MORPHOLOGICAL COMPLEXITY ALONG THE EVOLUTIONARY PATH TO MODERN BIRDS. ALSO FEATURING CHAPTERS ON FOSSIL FEATHER COLOURS, FEATHER DEVELOPMENT AND ITS GENETIC CONTROL, THE BOOK OFFERS A TIMELY AND COMPREHENSIVE OVERVIEW OF THIS POPULAR RESEARCH TOPIC.

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