The Fossils of the Carpathian Region.pdf

The Fossils of the Carpathian Region.pdf


"An excellently written scientific book for the coffee table. The good illustrations are an incentive to start reading and dive into the wide area covered by two experts in their respective fields... A rich source of otherwise not published background knowledge on the palaeontology and geology of the region." Christian A. Meyer, Natural History Museum, Basel


Istvan F zy is Research Scientist and Curator of the Paleontological Department of the Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest.

Istvan Szente is Curator of Paleontology Museum of Natural History, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest.

Gareth Dyke is Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Palaeontology, University of Southampton.

Detailed Outline of the Text; List of Maps; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Rocks, Fossils, Events, Ages 1. The Paleozoic; 2. The Triassic; 3. The Jurassic; 4. The Cretaceous; 5. The Cenozoic; 6. The Oligocene; 7. The Early and Middle Miocene; 8. The Late Miocene; 9. The Pliocene; 10. The Quaternary; 11. Museums and Collections Epilogue; Glossary; Maps; References; Index

Istvan Fozy and Istvan Szente provide a comprehensive review of the fossil record of the Carpathian Basin in modern-day Hungary. The Fossils of the Carpathian Region describes and illustrates the region's fossils, recounts their history, and tells the stories of key people involved in paleontological research in the area. In addition to covering all the important fossils of this region, special attention is given to rare finds and complete skeletons. The region's fossils range from tiny foraminifera to the huge Transylvanian dinosaurs, mastodons, and mammals. The book also gives non-specialists the opportunity to gain a basic understanding of palaeontology. Sidebars present brief biographies of important figures and explain how to collect, prepare, and interpret fossils.


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