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The Palaeobiology of Trace Fossils

Edited By: S K Donovan

256 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 1994 | #28280 | ISBN: 0471948438
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About this book

A research edge review of the current state of knowledge of trace fossils (tracks, burrows, eggs) of ancient organisms within a paleobiological framework, with contributions from (amongst others) Ron Pickerill, Enrico Savazzi, H Allen Curran, T Peter Crimes, David J Bottjer and Adrian Hunt.


Contents

Nomenclature and Taxonomy of Invertebrate Trace Fossils (R. Pickerill). Functional Morphology of Boring and Burrowing Invertebrates (E. Savazzi). The Paleobiology of Ichnocoenoses in Quaternary Bahamian-Style Carbonate Environments: The Modern to Fossil Transition (H. Curran). The Period of Early Evolutionary Failure and the Dawn of Evolutionary Success: The Record of Biotic Changes Across the Precambrian-Cambrian Boundary (T. Crimes). The Paleoecology of Bioerosion (R. Bromley). The History of Phanerozoic Bioturbation (D. Bottjer & M. Droser). Plant Roots in Core (J. Bockelie). Insects and Other Arthropods as Trace-Makers in Non-Marine Environments and Paleoenvironments (S. Donovan). The Paleobiology of Vertebrate Coprolites (A. Hunt, et al.). Vertebrate Tracks and the Ichnofacies Concept: Implications for Paleoecology and Palichnostratigraphy (M. Lockley, et al.). The Fossil Record of Vertebrate Eggs (K. Hirsch). Index.

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