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Evolutionary Stasis and Change in the Dominican Republic Neogene

Series: Topics in Geobiology Volume: 30

Edited By: Ross H Nehm and Ann F Budd

314 pages, Figs, tabs

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Apr 2008 | #173930 | ISBN-13: 9781402082146
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The richly fossiliferous Neogene stratigraphic sections of the Dominican Republic serve as one of only a few geological research systems in the world where morphological stasis and punctuated speciation have been investigated in multiple lineages. This research system provides unprecedented opportunities for comparative studies of evolutionary stasis and change and their environmental and ecological contexts.

In this volume, a diverse group of geologists and paleobiologists collectively focus their attention on this research system, providing an updated geological framework and a series of novel studies of evolutionary stasis and change among different lineages and associated ecological communities. This collection of studies illustrates the immense potential of collaborative, multidisciplinary, and field-based paleobiological research for studies of macroevolutionary change in the fossil record.

Aus den Rezensionen: "... Der vorliegende Band versteht sich als Zusammenfassung ... soll also zu weiteren Arbeiten ermutigen. ... Einer geschichtlichen Einfuhrung folgt eine sehr detaillierte Darstellung der Geologie und Stratigraphie. Weitere Kapitel behandeln Klimaveranderungen (auf der Basis von Sr/Ca-Isotopen), taphonomische Prozesse am Beispiel von Mollusken, Evolution und Probleme des Artkonzepts in Korallen und Gastropoden, und Veranderung der Faunenzusammensetzung bei Korallen- und Molluskenfaunen. Arbeiten zu Korallen uberwiegen ganz klar und werden spater hier noch in eigenen Besprechungen gewurdigt. ... Der Band ist reich illustriert ..." (H. LOSER, in: Zentralblatt fur Geologie und Palaontologie. Teil II: Palaontologie, August/2009, Issue 3/4, S. 703 f.)


Preface Warren D. Allmon Contributors 1. Palaeobiological Research in the Cibao Valley of the Northern Dominican Republic Ross H. Nehm and Ann F. Budd 2. An Overview of the Regional Geology and Stratigraphy of the Neogene Deposits of the Cibao Valley, Dominican Republic Donald F. McNeill, James S. Klaus, Charles C. Evans and Ann F. Budd 3. Constraints on Late Miocene Shallow Marine Seasonality for the Central Caribbean using Oxygen Isotope and Sr/Ca Ratios in a Fossil Coral Rhawn F. Denniston, Stephanie C. Penn and Ann F. Budd 4. Assessing the Effects of Taphonomic Processes on Palaeobiological Patterns using Turbinid Gastropod Shells and Opercula Ross H. Nehm and Caroles S. Hickman 5. Early evolution of the Montastraea "annularis" species complex (Anthozoa: Scleractinia): Evidence from the Mio-Pliocene of the Dominican Republic Ann F. Budd and James S. Klaus 6. Evolutionary Patterns within the Reef Coral Siderastrea in the Mio-Pliocene of the Dominican Republic Brain R. Beck and Ann F. Budd 7. Neogene Evolution of the Reef Coral Species Complex Montastraea "Cavernosa" Holly A. Schultz and Ann F. Budd 8. The Dynamics of Evolutionary Stasis and Change in the 'Prunum maoense Group' Ross H. Nehm 9. Assessing Community Change in Miocene to Pliocene Coral Assemblages of the Northern Dominican Republic James S. Klaus, Ann F. Budd, Kenneth G. Johnson and Donald F. McNeill 10. Mollusc Assemblage Variability in the Rio Gurabo Section (Dominican Republic Neogene): Implications for Species-level Stasis Rysanek Rivera, Jermaine Lawson, Maria Harvey and Ross H. Nehm 11. The Impact of Fossils from the Northern Dominican Republic on Origination Estimates for Miocene and Pliocene Caribbean Reef Corals Kenneth G. Johnson, Ann F. Budd, James S. Klaus and Donald F. McNeill 12. Science Education and the Dominican Republic Project Ross H. Nehm, Ann. F. Budd, and Jupiter Luna 13. The Neogene Marine Biota of Tropical America ('NMITA') database: Integrating data from the Dominican Republic Project Ann. F. Budd, Tiffany S. Adrain, Juw Won Park, James S. Klaus and Kenneth G. Johnson

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