Cephalopods Present and Past: New Insights and Fresh Perspectives

Editors: Landman, Neil H., Davis, Richard Arnold, Mapes, Royal H. (Eds.)

  • Includes new evidence for the existence of an ink sac in fossil ammonoids
  • Features the first record of an in-depth study of octopus ecology in Alaska
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Cephalopods are diverse, highly developed molluscs capable of swimming and jet propulsion. These animals are an important component of present-day marine ecos- tems throughout the world and comprise approximately 900 species. They also have an extraordinary fossil record, extending back to the Cambrian Period, with as many as 10,000 extinct species. Throughout their long history, they have experienced sp- tacular radiations and near-total extinctions. Because of their superb fossil record, they also serve as ideal index fossils to subdivide geologic time. This book touches on many of these themes, and it treats both fossil and present-day cephalopods. The chapters are outgrowths of presentations at the Sixth International Symposium “Cephalopods – Present and Past,” at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, September 16–19, 2004. The Symposium was organized principally by Walter L. Manger of the Department of Geology, University of Arkansas. The editors gratefully acknowledge Walter for his terrific job in putting together this symposium and for making it such an intellectual, and social, success. Other publications related to this Symposium include the abstract volume, assembled by W. L. Manger, and two fie- trip guidebooks, one written by W. L. Manger, and the other by R. H. Mapes. Because this symposium was held in North America, it honored four cephalopod workers from this continent: William A. Cobban (US Geological Survey, Denver, Colorado), Brian F. Glenister (University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa), William M. Furnish (University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa), and Gerd E. G.

About the authors

Neil H. Landman: Curator-in-Charge, Invertebrate Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History; PhD, Yale University, 1982; Researcher in ammonoid paleobiology, systematics, and biostratigraphy.

Richard Arnold Davis: Professor of Biology and Geology, College of Mount St. Joseph; PhD, The University of Iowa, 1968; Researcher in the biology and taphonomy of fossil and present day cephalopods.

Royal H. Mapes: Professor Emeritus, Ohio University; PhD, The University of Iowa, 1977; Researcher in cephalopod systematics, phylogeny, taphonomy, and paleobiology

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"Cephalopods Present and Past is a well-edited volume whose content is based on a 2004 conference. … The chapters, written by an international group of scientists, essentially constitute review papers in a specialized subset of paleontology. As such, these chapters will be required reading for specialists. … This book will be important for libraries that maintain a research collection in invertebrate paleontology or invertebrate zoology. Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students through professionals." (P. K. Strother, CHOICE, Vol. 45 (11), August, 2008)


Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Understanding Ammonoid Sutures: New Insight into the Dynamic Evolution of Paleozoic Suture Morpholog

    Emily G. Allen

    Pages 159-180

  • Soft-tissue Attachment of Middle Triassic Ceratitida from Germany

    Christian Klug, Michael Montenari, Hartmut Schulz, et al.

    Pages 205-220

  • Connecting Ring Ultrastructure in the Jurassic Ammonoid Quenstedtoceras with Discussion on Mode of Life of Ammonoids

    Harry Mutvei, Elena Dunca

    Pages 239-256

  • Deformities in the Late Callovian (Late Middle Jurassic) Ammonite Fauna from Saratov, Russia

    Neal L. Larson

    Pages 344-374

  • Habitat Ecology of Enteroctopus dofleini from Middens and Live Prey Surveys in Prince William Sound, Alaska

    D. Scheel, A. Lauster, T. L. S. Vincent

    Pages 434-458

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cephalopods Present and Past: New Insights and Fresh Perspectives
Editors
  • Neil H. Landman
  • Richard Arnold Davis
  • Royal H. Mapes
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6806-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6806-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6461-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9681-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 481
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