Special Papers in Palaeontology No 85. Studies on Fossil Tetrapods
Ed. by: Paul M. Barrett and Andrew R. Milner
ISBN 978-1-4443-6189-6; ISSN 0038-6804
279 pp., 126 figs, 1 pl., 6 tabs.
This volume is dedicated to Dr Angela C. Milner, to commemorate her retirement from the Department of Palaeontology, in the Natural History Museum, London, and contains a series of articles authored by a small selection of her collaborators, including museum colleagues, research collaborators, postdoctoral researchers and her postgraduate students. The breadth of papers in the volume ranges across the whole of tetrapod diversity. Contributions on basal tetrapods are from Per Ahlberg (early tetrapod humeri), Jennifer Clack (a new microsaur from Scotland), Andrew Milner and Sandra Sequeira (on the temnospondyl Erpetosaurus), and Marcello Ruta (phylogenetic implications of tetrapod limb material). A variety of dinosaur groups are represented by papers from Paul Barrett and colleagues (on the ornithopod Valdosaurus), David Norman (on Wealden iguanodontians), Oliver Rauhut (on African theropods) and Emily Rayfield (on the biomechanics of theropod skulls). Other reptile papers are those by Arnau Bolet and Susan Evans (on the lizard Scandensia), Walter Joyce and colleagues (on solemydid turtles), and Hilary Ketchum and Roger Benson (on a new pliosaurid). Hooker and Lawson provide the only mammal paper in the volume (on an English Late Cretaceous eutriconodont), while Stig Walsh and colleagues provide a review of palaeoneurology. All these topics have been close to Angela's research interests, in a career that will continue to be productive, particularly now that it is not being harried by administrative responsibilities.