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Cephalopods Present and Past New Insights and Fresh Perspectives

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ISBN-10: 1402064616

ISBN-13: 9781402064616

Edition: 2007

Authors: Neil H. Landman, Royal H. Mapes, Richard Arnold Davis

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List price: $279.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 9/17/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 481
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.090
Language: English

David L. Meyer is Professor of Geology at the University of Cincinnati. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.Richard Arnold Davis is Professor of Biology and Geology at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.Steven M. Holland is Professor of Geology at the University of Georgia, Athens. He lives in Athens, Georgia.David L. Meyer is Professor of Geology at the University of Cincinnati. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.Richard Arnold Davis is Professor of Biology and Geology at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati. He lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.Steven M. Holland is Professor of Geology at the University of Georgia, Athens. He lives in Athens, Georgia.

Preface
Phylogeny and Systematics
Phylogenetic Practices Among Scholars of Fossil Cephalopods, with Special Reference to Cladistics
Introduction
Sampling Phylogenetic Practices: Review of Paleontological Literature from 1985 to 2003
Discussion
Acknowledgments
Appendix
References
Patterns of Embryonic Development in Early to Middle Devonian Ammonoids
Introduction
Material and Methods
Results
Discussion
Conclusions
Acknowledgments
Appendix
References
Conch Form Analysis, Variability, Morphological Disparity, and Mode of Life of the Frasnian (Late Devonian) Ammonoid Manticoceras from Coumiac (Montagne Noire, France)
Introduction
Material
Conch Parameters
Conch of Manticoceras
Comparisons with Other Samples of Manticoceras
PCA Analysis
Orientation of the Aperture in Manticoceras
Life Cycle of Manticoceras
Toward a Reconstruction of the Manticoceras Animal
Conclusions
Acknowledgments
References
GONIAT - The Current State of the Paleontological Database System on Paleozoic Ammonoids
Introduction
Scope of the Database System GONIAT
Data Model
Applications
Problems and Limitations
Future Aspects
Summary
Acknowledgments
References
Ornamental Polymorphism in Placenticeras kaffrarium (Ammonoidea; Upper Cretaceous of India): Evolutionary Implications
Introduction
Ornamental Polymorphism in Placenticeras kaffrarium
Evolutionary Mechanisms of Polymorphism in Placenticeras kaffrarium
Paleobiogeography and Paleoecology of Placenticeras kaffrarium
Remarks
Acknowledgments
References
A Late Carboniferous Coleoid Cephalopod from the Mazon Creek Lagerstatte (USA), with a Radula, Arm Hooks, Mantle Tissues, and Ink
Introduction
Studied Material, State of Preservation, and Methods
Comparative Morphology
Systematic Paleontology
Morphological Plasticity and Evolutionary Trends in Carboniferous Coleoids
Acknowledgments
References
On the Species Status of Spirula spirula (Linne, 1758) (Cephalopoda): A New Approach Based on Divergence of Amino Acid Sequences Between the Canaries and New Caledonia
Introduction
Taxonomy
DNA Sequence Data
Material and Methods
Results
Discussion
Acknowledgments
References
Morphology of Soft and Hard Tissues
Understanding Ammonoid Sutures: New Insight into the Dynamic Evolution of Paleozoic Suture Morphology
Introduction
Assessing Suture Morphology
Material and Methods
Results
Discussion
Summary
Acknowledgments
References
Cameral Membranes in Carboniferous and Permian Goniatites: Description and Relationship to Pseudosutures
Introduction
Material
Methods
Observations
Discussion
Acknowledgments
References
Soft-tissue Attachment of Middle Triassic Ceratitida from Germany
Introduction
Methods
Material
Soft-tissue Attachment Structures
Conclusions
Acknowledgments
References
The Preservation of Body Tissues, Shell, and Mandibles in the Ceratitid Ammonoid Austrotrachyceras (Late Triassic), Austria
Introduction
Previous Work on Soft Tissues and Hard Parts
Locality and Material
Purpose of this Study
Ultrastructure and Preservation of the Soft Tissue, Hard Parts, and Skeleton in Austrotrachyceras
Conclusions
References
Connecting Ring Ultrastructure in the Jurassic Ammonoid Quenstedtoceras with Discussion on Mode of Life of Ammonoids
Introduction
Material and Methods
Description
Discussion
Conclusions
Acknowledgments
References
Jaws and Radula of Baculites from the Upper Cretaceous (Campanian) of North America
Introduction
Previous Work
List of Localities
Geologic Setting
Conventions
Description of Jaws
Discussion
Conclusions
Acknowledgments
References
Ultrastructural Analyses on the Conotheca of the Genus Belemnotheutis (Belemnitida: Coleoidea)
Introduction
Previous Studies
Material and Methods
Ultrastructural Observations on the Conotheca of Belemnotheutis
Discussion
Conclusions
References
Biogeography, Biostratigraphy, Ecology, and Taphonomy
New Data on the Clymeniid Faunas of the Urals and Kazakhstan
Introduction
Geological Setting
Facies and Taphonomy
Ammonoid Assemblages
Changes in Diversity
Distribution of Ammonoid Faunas in the Uralian Ocean
Conclusions
Acknowledgments
References
Deformities in the Late Callovian (Late Middle Jurassic) Ammonite Fauna From Saratov, Russia
Introduction
Material
Previous Reports of Epizoa on Ammonites
Terminology
Epizoa
Deformities Caused by Epizoa
Healed Shell Fractures
Distorted Shapes of Unknown Origin
Discussion
Conclusions
Acknowledgments
References
Biogeography of Kutch Ammonites During the Latest Jurassic (Tithonian) and a Global Paleobiogeographic Overview
Introduction
Upper Tithonian Assemblages of Different Faunal Provinces
Affinity of Kutch Assemblage
Migrational Routes and Paleolatitudinal Disposition of Kutch
Paleobiogeography of Mass Extinction
Acknowledgments
References
Ammonite Touch Marks in Upper Cretaceous (Cenomanian-Santonian) Deposits of the Western Interior Seaway
Introduction
Localities
Description of Ammonite Touch Marks
Discussion
Conclusions
Acknowledgments
References
Some Data on the Distribution and Biology of the Boreal Clubhook Squid Moroteuthis robusta (Verrill, 1876) (Onychoteuthidae, Teuthida) in the Northwest Pacific
Introduction
Material and Methods
Results
Discussion
Conclusions
References
Habitat Ecology of Enteroctopus dofleini from Middens and Live Prey Surveys in Prince William Sound, Alaska
Introduction
Methods
Results
Discussion
Acknowledgments
References
Index