Edwin Harris Colbert
The Little Dinosaurs Of Ghost Ranch
September 11, 2018 Comments.. 998
The Little Dinosaurs Of Ghost Ranch One of the great mysteries of the ancient past lies within a small quarry in the American southwest and concerns a carnivorous dinosaur coelophysis that was no bigger than a large dog More than a t

  • Title: The Little Dinosaurs Of Ghost Ranch
  • Author: Edwin Harris Colbert
  • ISBN: 9780231082365
  • Page: 222
  • Format: Hardcover
  • One of the great mysteries of the ancient past lies within a small quarry in the American southwest, and concerns a carnivorous dinosaur, coelophysis, that was no bigger than a large dog More than a thousand fossilized remains have been found, and evidence suggests that ten times that amount may still be buried Why are there so many of these little dinosaurs in one smallOne of the great mysteries of the ancient past lies within a small quarry in the American southwest, and concerns a carnivorous dinosaur, coelophysis, that was no bigger than a large dog More than a thousand fossilized remains have been found, and evidence suggests that ten times that amount may still be buried Why are there so many of these little dinosaurs in one small area

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    1. Tim Martin says:

      _The Little Dinosaurs of Ghost Ranch_ by Edwin H. Colbert is a delightful, well-illustrated, and informative book written by the man most responsible for what we know about _Coelophysis bauri_, an important early dinosaur. Writing that one can view this book as a "paleontological case history," Colbert recounted not only the discovery and excavation of the famed mass burial of these little dinosaurs in New Mexico but also what is know of their anatomy, physiology, environment, and what the study [...]

    2. Cindy says:

      Coelophysis, an early theropod dinosaur, is scrutinized from all angles following its inital discovery at Ghost Ranch in the 1940's. Although this book was a very long time in coming, Dr. Colbert fortunately was able to get his involvement down on paper just a few years before his death in 2001. This book is a great read for the scientifically-minded; however, the casual reader may find the anatomical and geological terminology intimidating. You may want to have a few reference books handy while [...]

    3. Corinna Bechko says:

      What an enjoyable read! A first-hand account of the discovery of a very important bone bed in New Mexico, written by one of the scientists who found it. There is a lot of biographical detail here, including memories of Georgia O'Keeffe, but the narrative doesn't skimp on hard science for those who are interested in just how these fossils fit into the history of life on Earth.

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