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At the Top of the Grand Staircase: The Late Cretaceous of by Alan L. Titus,Mark A. Loewen

By Alan L. Titus,Mark A. Loewen

The Grand Staircase-Escalante nationwide Monument in Utah is the site of 1 of the best-known terrestrial documents for the past due Cretaceous. a huge attempt within the new century has documented over 2,000 new vertebrate fossil websites, supplied new radiometric dates, and pointed out 5 new genera of ceratopsids, new species of hadrosaur, a likely new genus of hypsilophodontid, new pachycephalosaurs and ankylosaurs, numerous forms of theropods (including a brand new genus of oviraptor and a brand new tyrannosaur), plus the main entire specimen of a past due Cretaceous therizinosaur ever gathered from North the United States, and lots more and plenty extra. on the most sensible of the Grand Staircase: The past due Cretaceous of Southern Utah files this significant stepping stone towards a synthesis of the ecology and evolution of the past due Cretaceous ecosystems of western North America.

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