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Mesozoic Fishes 5 – Global Diversity and Evolution Proceedings of the international meeting Saltillo, 2010

Series: Mesozoic Fishes Volume: 5
By: Gloria F Arratia(Editor), Hans-Peter Schultze(Editor), Mark VH Wilson(Editor)
560 pages, 70 colour photos, 170 b/w photos and b/w illustrations, 18 tables
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The Mesozoic was an important time in the evolution of chondrichthyan and actinopterygian fishes because it was then that most of the modern groups first entered the fossil record and began to radiate. By the end of the era, many archaic forms had disappeared and the foundation had been laid for the modern diversity of fishes. Despite this significant change, before 1990 there had been little concerted research on Mesozoic fishes and no synopsis or compilation of the systematics and paleoecology of Mesozoic fishes.

To remedy this deficiency, Gloria Arratia organized the first symposium, “Mesozoic Fishes – Systematics and Paleoecology” in Eichstätt, Germany in 1993, and, with G. Viohl, edited the first volume in the Mesozoic Fishes series. Published in 1996 included 36 papers about elasmobranchs, actinopterygians, sarcopterygians, and the paleoecology of certain important fossil localities. Gloria Arratia and Hans-Peter Schultze organized the second symposium in Buckow, Germany in 1997, and edited the resulting volume Mesozoic Fishes 2 – Systematics and Fossil Record, which included 31 papers. Andrea Tintori, Markus Felber, and Heinz Furrer organized the third symposium in Serpiano, near Monte San Giorgio, Switzerland in 2001. The results of that symposium included 33 papers edited by G. Arratia and A. Tintori and published in Mesozoic Fishes 3 – Systematics, Paleoenvironments and Biodiversity. Francisco Poyato-Ariza organized the fourth symposium on “Mesozoic Fishes – Systematics, Homology and Nomenclature” in Miraflores de la Sierra, near Madrid, Spain, in 2005. The results of that symposium included 24 papers edited by G. Arratia, H.-P. Schulze, and M. V. H. Wilson and published in Mesozoic Fishes 4 – Homology and Phylogeny.

Rosario Gomez, Katia Gonzalez-Rodriguez, and Jesús Alvarado-Ortega organized the fifth and recent Symposium in the Museum del Desierto, Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico from August 2 to 7, 2010. The results presented in 22 research papers, reflect the current state of knowledge about Mesozoic Fishes, but represent only a fraction of all contributions delivered during the meeting. Many of the oral papers were about important preliminary research, yet to be revealed in the published literature. The volume includes two main groups of fishes, actinopterygians (almost exclusively about teleosts) and sarcopterygians as well as papers dealing with important assemblages of fossil fishes of certain Mesozoic localities. Most of the papers are solely dedicated to Mesozoic fossil fishes, but some studies include related fishes up to the present, as well as papers dealing with specific morphological aspects of actinopterygians, and homology problems. New discoveries are presented about fishes from Europe, North America, South America, Africa, and Australia. The new discoveries and interpretations along with critical evaluation of previous research collectively represent an exciting invitation and challenge to further research on Mesozoic Fishes.


Preface     7
Acknowledgements     8

An overview of the Mexican fossil fish record     9–34

Kathryn E. MICKLE
Revisiting the actinopterygian preoperculum     35–71

Hugo MARTÍN-ABAD and Francisco José POYATO-ARIZA
Amiiforms from the Iberian Peninsula: historic review and research prospects     73–86

Gloria ARRATIA and Hans-Peter SCHULTZE
Outstanding features of a new Late Jurassic pachycormiform fish from the Kimmeridgian of Brunn, Germany and comments on current understanding of pachycormiforms     87–120

The plasticity of gill raker characteristics in suspension feeders: Implications for Pachycormiformes     121–143

Jeff LISTON, Michael G. NEWBREY, Thomas James CHALLANDS and Colin E. ADAMS
Growth, age and size of the Jurassic pachycormid Leedsichthys problematicus Osteichthyes: Actinopterygii)     145–175

Soledad GOUIRIC-CAVALLI and Alberto Luis CIONE
Pholidophorus argentinus” DOLGOPOL DE SAEZ, 1939 from Upper Jurassic beds of the Neuquén Province of Argentina is not a pholidophoriform but an aspidorhynchid (Actinopterygii, Aspidorhynchiformes)     177–186

Hans-Peter SCHULTZE and Gloria ARRATIA
The caudal skeleton of basal teleosts, its conventions, and some of its major evolutionary novelties in a temporal dimension     187–246

Kelly J. IRWIN and Christopher FIELITZ
Ichthyodectiform fishes from the Late Cretaceous (Campanian) of Arkansas, USA     247–266

Alison M. MURRAY and Mark V. H. WILSON
Two new paraclupeid fishes (Clupeomorpha: Ellimmichthyiformes) from the Upper Cretaceous of Morocco     267–290

Michael G. NEWBREY Donald B. BRINKMAN, Dale A. WINKLER, Elizabeth A. FREEDMAN, Andrew G. NEUMAN, Denver W. FOWLER and Holly N. WOODWARD
Teleost centrum and jaw elements from the Upper Cretaceous Nemegt Formation (Campanian–Maastrichtian) of Mongolia and a re-identification of the fish centrum found with the theropod Raptorex kreigsteini     291–303

Sapperichthys gen. nov., a new gonorynchid from the Cenomanian of Chiapas, Mexico     305–323

Matthew P. DAVIS, Gloria ARRATIA and Thomas M. KAISER
The first fossil shellear and its implications for the evolution and divergence of the Kneriidae (Teleostei: Gonorynchiformes)     325–362

Michael G. NEWBREY, Alison M. MURRAY, Mark V. H. WILSON, Donald B. BRINKMAN and Andrew G. NEUMAN
A new species of the paracanthopterygian Xenyllion (Sphenocephaliformes) from the Mowry Formation (Cenomanian) of Utah, USA     363–384

Terry GRANDE, W. Calvin BORDEN and W. Leo SMITH
Limits and relationships of Paracanthopterygii: A molecular framework for evaluating past morphological hypotheses     385–418

W. Calvin BORDEN, Terry GRANDE and W. Leo SMITH
Comparative osteology and myology of the caudal fin in the Paracanthopterygii (Teleostei: Acanthomorpha)     419–455

Miniature armored acanthomorph teleosts from the Albian/Cenomanian (Cretaceous) of Mexico     457–487

Yoshitaka YABUMOTO and Paulo M. BRITO
The second record of a mawsoniid coelacanth from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation, Araripe Basin, northeastern Brazil, with comments on the development of coelacanths     489–498

Anne KEMP and Rodney W. BERRELL
Lungfish as environmental indicators     499–508

Stephen L. CUMBAA, Charlie J. UNDERWOOD and Claudia J. SCHRÖDER-ADAMS
Paleoenvironments and Paleoecology of the Vertebrate Fauna from a Late Cretaceous Marine Bonebed, Canada     509–524

Alison M. MURRAY, Mark V. H. WILSON, Stacey GIBB and Brian D. E. CHATTERTON
Additions to the Late Cretaceous (Cenomanian/Turonian) actinopterygian fauna from the Agoult locality, Akrabou Formation, Morocco, and comments on the palaeoenvironment     525–548

Ultraviolet light as a tool for investigating Mesozoic fishes, with a focus on the ichthyofauna of the Solnhofen archipelago     549–560

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Series: Mesozoic Fishes Volume: 5
By: Gloria F Arratia(Editor), Hans-Peter Schultze(Editor), Mark VH Wilson(Editor)
560 pages, 70 colour photos, 170 b/w photos and b/w illustrations, 18 tables
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