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Graptolite Paleobiology

By: Jörg Maletz(Editor)
339 pages, 16 plates with colour photos; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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The graptolites constitute one of the geologically most useful taxonomic groups of fossils for dating rock successions, understanding palaeobiogeography and reconstructing plate tectonic configurations in the Lower Palaeozoic. Graptolites were largely planktic, marine organisms, and as one of the first groups that explored the expanses of the world's oceans are vital for understanding Palaeozoic ecology. They are the best and often the only fossil group for dating Lower Palaeozoic rock successions precisely. Thousands of taxa have been described from all over the planet and are used for a wide variety of geological and palaeontological (biological) research topics. The recent recognition of the modern pterobranch Rhabdopleura as a living benthic graptolite enables a much better understanding and interpretation of the fossil Graptolithina.

In the decades since the latest edition of the Graptolite Treatise, the enormous increase of knowledge on this group of organisms has never been synthesised in a compelling and coherent way, and information is scattered in scientific publications and difficult to sort through. Graptolite Paleobiology provides an up-to-date insight into research on graptolites. Such research has advanced considerably with the use of new methods of investigation and documentation. SEM investigation and research on ultrastructure of the tubaria has made it possible to compare extant and extinct taxa in much more detail. Cladistic interpretation of graptolite taxonomy and evolution has advanced the understanding of this group of organisms considerably in the last two decades, and has highlighted their importance in our understanding of evolutionary processes. Graptolite Paleobiology will show graptolites, including their modern, living relatives, in a quite new and fascinating light, and will demonstrate the impact that the group has had on the evolution of the modern marine ecosystem.

Graptolite Paleobiology is aimed not only at earth scientists but also at biologists, ecologists and oceanographers. It is a readable and comprehensible volume for students at the MSc level, while remaining accessible to undergraduates and non-specialists seeking up-to-date information about this fascinating topic in palaeobiology.

Contents

List of Contributors vii
Preface viii
Acknowledgments x

1 Graptolites: An Introduction 1
      Jan Zalasiewicz and Jörg Maletz
2 Biological Affinities 15
      Jörg Maletz
3 Construction of Graptolite Tubaria 31
      Jörg Maletz, Alfred C. Lenz and Denis E. B. Bates
4 Paleoecology of the Pterobranchia 50
      Jörg Maletz and Denis E. B. Bates
5 Graptolites as Rock Components 76
      Jörg Maletz
6 Graptolites and Stratigraphy 94
      Jörg Maletz
7 Taxonomy and Evolution 111
      Jörg Maletz
8 Bound to the Sea Floor: The Benthic Graptolites 124
      Jörg Maletz
9 The Planktic Revolution 139
      Jörg Maletz
10 Early Ordovician Diversity Burst 153
      Jörg Maletz and Yuandong Zhang
11 The Biserial Graptolites 181
      Jörg Maletz
12 The Retiolitid Graptolites 207
      Jörg Maletz, Denis E. B. Bates, Anna Koz³owska and Alfred C. Lenz
13 The Monograptids 221
      Jörg Maletz
14 Collection, Preparation and Illustration of Graptolites 244
      Denis E. B. Bates and Jörg Maletz
15 History of Graptolite Research 254
      Jörg Maletz

References 270
Index 311

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Biography

Jörg Maletz is a researcher based at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

By: Jörg Maletz(Editor)
339 pages, 16 plates with colour photos; b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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