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The Jurassic
Jurassic Life
Diversity in the "Age of Dinosaurs"
Flight and the Origin of Birds
Jurassic Climate and Tectonic Activity
Skeleton of Camarasaurus
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Allosaurus fragilis
Diplodocus longus
Camptosaurus dispar
Ceratosaurus nasicornus
Stegosaurus stenops
Archaeopteryx lithographica
Lytoceras cornucopiae
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Norfolk Island pine
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Behrensmeyer, A. K., J. D. Damuth, W. A. DiMichele, R. Potts, H.-D. Sues, and S. L. Wing. 1992. Terrestrial Ecosystems through Time: Evolutionary Paleoecology of Terrestrial Plants and Animals. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 568 pp.

Carroll, R. L. 1988. Vertebrate Paleontology and Evolution. W. H. Freeman, San Francisco.

Labandeira, C. C. 2002. Paleobiology of predators, parasitoids and parasites: accommodation and death in the fossil record of terrestrial invertebrates. In The Fossil Record of Predation, M. Kowalewski and P. H. Kelley, editors. Paleontological Society Papers 8:211–250.

Labandeira, C. C. 2000. The paleobiology of pollination and its precursors. In The Origin and Development of Terrestrial Ecosystems, R. Gastaldo and W. A. DiMichele, editors. Paleontological Society Papers 6:233–269.

Labandeira, C. C. 1997. Insect mouthparts: ascertaining the paleobiology of insect feeding strategies. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 28:153–193.

Miller, M. F., and C. C. Labandeira. 2002. Slow crawl across the salinity divide: delayed colonization of freshwater ecosystems by invertebrates. GSA Today 12:4–10.

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