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Ordovician Trilobites Of Southern Ontario, Canada And The Surrounding Region: An Illustrated Guide

By: Phillip A Isotalo (Author), David M Rudkin (Foreword By)

224 pages, 165 colour photos and colour illustrations

Siri Scientific Press

Paperback | May 2015 | #223829 | ISBN-13: 9780992997915
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NHBS Price: £20.99 $27/€25 approx

About this book

Trilobites are fascinating creatures that ruled the early Paleozoic seas. These arthropods first appeared in the Cambrian Period, lived for hundreds of millions of years and went extinct at the end of the Permian Period, around 251 million years ago, before the arrival of the dinosaurs. Trilobites lived in a variety of marine environments ranging from shallow tropical seas to the depths of polar oceans and were distributed globally.

The remains of trilobites are ubiquitous in Paleozoic era sedimentary rocks of North America and are found throughout Southern Ontario, Canada, with trilobites also being found in neighboring Quebec and New York State. Ordovician Trilobites Of Southern Ontario, Canada And The Surrounding Region illustrates some of the best preserved Ordovician trilobites of the region and provides a thorough description of the trilobite species found in Southern Ontario.

This book will appeal to anyone interested in Paleozoic fossils and trilobites, from academics to beginning amateur and seasoned collectors. Ordovician Trilobites Of Southern Ontario, Canada And The Surrounding Region is a comprehensive regional guide that explores an important part of Canada's early geological history.


Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Preface
Repositories of Illustrated Specimens

Introduction
Extinct Arthropods of Ontario
Trilobite Research in Ontario
Geological Time
Geological Time Scale
The Rise and Fall of Trilobites
The Ordovician Period

Distribution of Paleozoic Era Rocks in Ontario
Paleozoic Stratigraphy of Southern and Northern Ontario
Paleozoic Geology of Southern Ontario
Ordovician Stratigraphy of Southern Ontario: The Simco Group
Other Geological Formations of Southern Ontario
Paleozoic Geology of the Ottawa-St. Lawrence Lowland
Ordovician Stratigraphy of the Ottawa-St. Lawrence Lowlands

Trilobite Facts
Trilobite Ontogeny (Development)
Trilobite Ecdysis (Molting) and Predation
Trilobite Anatomy
Trilobite Classification
Systematic Relationships and Chronological Extent of the Trilobite Orders
Trilobites and their Arthropod Lineage
Classification of Ordovician Trilobites of Southern and Southeastern Ontario

The Trilobites
Order Asaphida
Order Corynexochida
Order Harpetida
Order Lichida
Order Odontopleurida
Order Phacopida
Order Proetida
Order Ptychopariida
Other Ontario Ordovician Trilobites

Ordovician Trilobite Species of Southern and Southeastern Ontario by Stratigraphic Occurrence
Ordovician Konservat-Lagerstätten of New York: Beecher’s Trilobite Bed and Other Lorraine Group Sites
Ordovician Konservat-Lagerstätten of New York: The Walcott-Rust Quarry
Famous Trilobite Sites of the World
Field Collecting of Trilobites
Field Collecting Safety
Curating a Paleontology Collection
Modern Trilobite Preparation Techniques

Index to Ordovician Trilobites of Southern and Southeastern Ontario and the Surrounding Region
Trilobite Internet Resources
Trilobite Book Resources
Paleontology References
Museums to Visit
Index


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