Topics in Geobiology

Ammonoid Paleobiology: From anatomy to ecology

Editors: Klug, C., Korn, D., De Baets, K., Kruta, I., Mapes, R.H. (Eds.)

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  • ​Enhances our understanding of ammonoids  
  • Excellent reference book on this most important macroscopic group of index fossils  
  • Reflects the panel of ammonoid workers present nowadays in academia
  • Includes unpublished specimens, data and results  
  • Contains new information from tomographic data obtained both from computer tomography and grinding tomography  
  • Of special interest in the studies of shell morphology, ontogeny, buoyancy, mode of life, and ultimately evolution
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This two-volume work is a testament to the abiding interest and human fascination with ammonites. We offer a new model to explain the morphogenesis of septa and the shell, we explore their habitats by the content of stable isotopes in their shells, we discuss the origin and later evolution of this important clade, and we deliver hypotheses on its demise. The Ammonoidea produced a great number of species that can be used in biostratigraphy and possibly, this is the macrofossil group, which has been used the most for that purpose. Nevertheless, many aspects of their anatomy, mode of life, development or paleobiogeographic distribution are still poorly known. 

Themes treated are biostratigraphy, paleoecology, paleoenvironment, paleobiogeography, evolution, phylogeny, and ontogeny. Advances such as an explosion of new information about ammonites, new technologies such as isotopic analysis, tomography and virtual paleontology in general, as well as continuous discovery of new fossil finds have given us the opportunity to present a comprehensive and timely "state of the art" compilation. Moreover, it also points the way for future studies to further enhance our understanding of this endlessly fascinating group of organisms.

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9630-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-017-9629-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0396-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ammonoid Paleobiology: From anatomy to ecology
Editors
  • Christian Klug
  • Dieter Korn
  • Kenneth De Baets
  • Isabelle Kruta
  • Royal H. Mapes
Series Title
Topics in Geobiology
Series Volume
43
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-017-9630-9
DOI
10.1007/978-94-017-9630-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-017-9629-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0396-1
Series ISSN
0275-0120
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 934
Number of Illustrations
251 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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