Chapter 3.3.7. Terrestrial Vertebrates

  1. Derek E.G. Briggs1 and
  2. Peter R. Crowther2
  1. A.K. Behrensmeyer

Published Online: 13 DEC 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470999295.ch73

Palaeobiology II

Palaeobiology II

How to Cite

Behrensmeyer, A.K. (2001) Terrestrial Vertebrates, in Palaeobiology II (eds D. E.G. Briggs and P. R. Crowther), Blackwell Science Ltd, Malden, MA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470999295.ch73

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geology & Geophysics, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06511, USA

  2. 2

    Keeper of Geology, National Museums and Galleries of Northern Ireland, Ulster Museum, Botanic Gardens, Belfast BT9, 5AB

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 DEC 2007
  2. Published Print: 15 JAN 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632051496

Online ISBN: 9780470999295



  • DNA;
  • fossils;
  • ice man;
  • homo sapiens;
  • proteins


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Environment of deposition

  • Quality and abundance of vertebrate remains

  • Patterns through geological time

  • Environmental biases in the vertebrate fossil record