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Fossil snakes of North America

Charles W. Gilmore

Fossil snakes of North America

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Published by The Society in [New York] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • North America.
    • Subjects:
    • Serpents, Fossil.,
    • Paleontology -- North America.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. 89-91.

      Statementby Charles W. Gilmore.
      SeriesGeological Society of America. Special papers,, no. 9
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQE862.O6 G5
      The Physical Object
      Paginationvii, 96 p.
      Number of Pages96
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL6387160M
      LC Control Number39013334
      OCLC/WorldCa1049553


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INTRODUCTION. In Cope described Palaeophis littoralis, the first fossil snake named from North America. Since then 24 species pertaining to 13 genera have been described by various authorities, although Cope and Marsh were the principal contributors to our knowledge of the extinct Serpentes of this continent.

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Fossil snakes of North America: origin, evolution, distribution, paleoecology. [J Alan Holman] -- "This volume includes detailed accounts of the morphology and distribution of the fossil snakes of North America and also remarks on their evolutionary, zoogeographic, and paleoecological patterns.

Whitfield Gibbons is Professor of Ecology at the University of Georgia's Savannah River Ecology Lab, Aiken, South Carolina. He is the author of the classic Their Blood Runs Cold: Adventures with Reptiles and Amphibians.

Michael Dorcas received a B.S.() and M.S. () from the University of Texas at Arlington and a Idaho State Universityin Cited by: Book review: Fossil snakes of North America (Holman). How Titanoboa, the Foot-Long Snake, Was Found In Colombia, the fossil of a gargantuan snake has stunned scientists, forcing them to rethink the nature of prehistoric life By Guy GugliottaAuthor: Guy Gugliotta.

The modern ranges and characteristics, ecological attributes, and diagnostic skeletal elements of fossil taxa still living are also described. A thorough overview of anuran fossil history, biology, and anatomy, Fossil Frogs and Toads of North America is an informative, accessible book for anyone interested in frogs and toads and their evolution.

A thorough overview of anuran fossil history, biology, and anatomy, Fossil Frogs and Toads of North America is an informative, accessible book for anyone interested in frogs and toads and their evolution into the animals we know today.

Lampropeltis getula, commonly known as the eastern kingsnake, common kingsnake, or chain kingsnake (), is a harmless colubrid species endemic to the United States and has long been a favorite among collectors.

Nine subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described : Reptilia. Science 04 Dec Vol. 28, Issuepp. DOI: /scienceCited by: 7. The Book of Snakes presents species of snakes from around the world, covering nearly one in six of all snake species. It will bring greater understanding of a group of reptiles that have existed for more than million years, and that now inhabit every continent except Antarctica, as well as two of the great : Ivy Press.

Title. The fossil turtles of North America, Related Titles. Series: Carnegie Institution of Washington publication no. Hay, Oliver Perry, Type. Book Material. These include species from continents in North America, Asia, and Africa which have elicited comment in popular creationist literature of marsupial fossils in those regions, but which are now considered non-marsupial metatherians such as herpetotheriids, pediomyids, and peradectids (Eldridge et al.

; Goin et al. Boavus is an extinct genus of boa known primarily from Eocene-aged strata of North least three species (B. occidentalis, B. idelmani, and possibly B.

agilis) are known from the Middle Eocene Green River lagerstätte in Wyoming, two species from Eocene strata of Uinta County (B. occidentalis again, B. brevis), and at least one species is known from the middle to late Class: Reptilia. Alan Holman () was Professor and Curator Emeritus of Vertebrate Paleontology at Michigan State University.

He wrote seven books, including Fossil Snakes of North America (IUP, ) and Fossil Frogs and Toads of North America (IUP, ). Needless to say, the key event in snake evolution was the gradual withering away of these reptiles' front and hind limbs.

Creationists like to claim that there are no such "transitional forms" in the fossil record, but in the case of prehistoric snakes they're dead wrong: paleontologists have identified no less than four separate genera, dating back to the.

Book 1 online resource: illustrations. Subjects: Snakes, Fossil -- North America. Paleontology -- North America. Notes: Previously issued in print: Digital resource published Includes bibliographical references and index.

Description based on online resource; title from home page (viewed on Febru ). Fossil Snakes of North America: Origin, Evolution, Distribution, Paleoecology (Life of the Past) J.

Alan Holman The heart of the book consists of detailed systematic accounts of the known fossil snakes of North America and the localities where they occur. Extinct fossil taxa are discussed and illustrated and many are redescribed.

The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah is the location of one of the best-known terrestrial records for the late Cretaceous. A major effort in the new century has documented over 2, new vertebrate fossil sites, provided new radiometric dates, and identified five new genera of ceratopsids, two new species of hadrosaur, a probable new genus of.

No snakes are known at ‘earlier’ fossil sites in North America (see table 1). A final note, while the fossil snakes are found at sites referred to as Pleistocene, Pliocene, Miocene, etc, the argument presented is essentially taxonomic, as the identification of snake fossils as members of extant genera is independent of stratigraphic placement.

Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 21(1)–, March by the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology L. BARRY ALBRIGHT III Museum. Snakes are thought to have evolved from terrestrial lizards as early as the Middle Jurassic Epoch ( million to million years ago).

The oldest known fossil snake, Eophis underwoodi, was a small snake that lived in southern England about million years ago. Snakes and man. Snakes are misunderstood and often maligned, primarily out of ignorance about their true. Scientists have discovered the world's oldest known example of a squid-like creature attacking its prey, in a fossil dating back almost million years.

Archaeology & Fossils With the recognition of C. umbratica and fossil species referred to both Charina and Lichanura (Holman,Fossil Snakes of north America, Indiana Univ. Press) neither genus is monotypic and they are treated here as separate genera." Alternate and Previous Names (Synonyms) Charina umbratica - Southern Rubber Boa (Stebbins & McGinnis Herndon G.

Dowling () FOSSIL SNAKES OF NORTH AMERICA: ORIGIN, EVOLUTION, DISTRIBUTION, : MayVol. No. 2, pp. Cited by: 1. Fossil Snakes of North America: Geological Society of America, Special Papers, N.

$ $ Free shipping. Acceptable: A book with obvious wear. May have some damage to the cover but integrity still intact. The binding may be slightly damaged but integrity is still intact.

Possible writing in margins, possible underlining and Seller Rating: % positive. To see if lizards and snakes were somehow shielded from the doom, Longrich and his colleagues collected fossil records from the reptiles across North America.

Before the extinction, snakes and. Fossil Salamanders of North America concludes with a discussion of the study of fossil salamanders as it relates to the development of a realistic phylogeny and classification of the group. Contents. Contents Preface Acknowledgments Abbreviations 1.

Introduction 2. Systematic Accounts 3. Chronological Accounts Epilogue References Figure Credits. Subjects: Chelonia, Fossil North America Paleontology Reptiles, Fossil A guide to the fossil reptiles and fishes in the Department of geology and palaeontology.

View Metadata. Alan Holman was an American paleontologist, herpetologist, and Curator Emeritus of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Michigan State University Museum /5.

Snake fossil remains from the middle Miocene stratigraphic series of Abocador de Can Mata (els Hostalets de Pierola, Catalonia, Spain) Holman, J.A. (): Fossil snakes of North America. R. Nydam, Lizards and snakes from the Cenomanian through Campanian of southern Utah: Filling the gap in the fossil record of Squamata from the Late Cretaceous of the Western Interior of North America, in At the Top of the Grand Staircase: The Late Cretaceous of Southern Utah, A.

Titus, M. Loewen Eds. (Indiana Univ. Press, ), pp Cited by: J. Alan Holman was an American paleontologist, herpetologist, professor and Michigan State University Museum curator well known for his work called Pleistocene Amphibians and Reptiles in North America which was published by Oxford graduated from Franklin College, Franklin, Indiana in with a degree of "Distinction in Biology" and a passion for.

In the new century over 2, vertebrate fossil sites have been documented, leading to the identification of over a dozen different dinosaurs.

Other notable discoveries from this location include an extremely diverse array of birds, lizards, snakes, turtles, crocodilians, and.

Snakes of the West Indies were enumerated by Schwartz & Henderson (). Tipton () listed all the genera and species of the New World (North America, Mesoamerica, Caribbean, and South America). Snakes of Europe were listed by Mertens & Wermuth () and Gasc et al.

African snakes have been covered by the. These snake species / snakes include / including asian vine snake, blue racer, eastern coral snake, green tree python, iridescent shieldtail, red headed krait, formosan odd scaled snake, honduran.

Another worldwide resource is Snakes of the World which, in addition to being comprehensive for extant snakes, also provides a wealth of information on fossil taxa. Regional guides are useful. If you're in North America, the Eastern Peterson Guide is a great tool, as is Snakes of the United States and Canada.

J. Alan Holman () was Professor and Curator Emeritus of Vertebrate Paleontology at Michigan State University. He wrote seven books, including Fossil Snakes of North America (IUP, ) and Fossil Frogs and Toads of North America (IUP, ). show more.Field Book of Snakes of the United States and Canada.

G.P. Putnam's Sons. New York. ↑ Conant, Roger. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern and Central North America, 2nd edition.

Houghton Mifflin. Boston. ↑ Wright, A.H. and A.A. Wright. Handbook of Snakes of the United States and Canada. Comstock. Ithaca and London.