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The great Ordovician biodiversification event

Author: B D Webby
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2004.
Series: Critical moments in paleobiology and earth history series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Focuses on the 46-million-year Ordovician Period (489-443 my), when a bewildering array of adaptive radiations of Paleozoic and Modern-type biotas appeared in marine habitats, the first animals  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: B D Webby
ISBN: 0231126786 9780231126786
OCLC Number: 52901582
Description: x, 484 pages : illustrations, maps ; 29 cm.
Contents: Stratigraphic framework and time slices / Barry D. Webby [and others] --
Calibration of the Ordovician timescale / Peter M. Sadler, Roger A. Cooper --
Measures of diversity / Roger A. Cooper --
Major terranes in the Ordovician / L. Robin M. Cocks, Trond H. Torsvik --
Isotopic signatures / Graham A. Shields, Ján Veizer --
Ordovician oceans and climate / Christopher R. Barnes --
Was there an Ordovician superplume event? / Christopher R. Barnes --
End Ordovician glaciation / Patrick J. Brenchley --
Ordovician sea level changes : a Baltoscandian perspective / Arne Thorshøj Nielsen --
Radiolarians / Paula J. Noble, Taniel Danelian --
Sponges / Marcelo G. Carrera, J. Keith Rigby --
Stromatoporoids / Barry D. Webby --
Conulariids / Heyo Van Iten, Zdenka Vyhlasová --
Corals / Barry D. Webby [and others] --
Bryozoans / Paul D. Taylor, Andrej Ernst --
Brachiopods / David A.T. Harper [and others] --
Polyplacophoran and symmetrical univalve mollusks / Lesley Cherns, David M. Rohr, Jiří Frýda --
Gastropods / Jiří Frýda, David M. Rohr --
Bivalve and rostroconch mollusks / John C.W. Cope --
Nautiloid cephalopods / Robert C. Frey [and others] --
Tube-shaped incertae sedis / John M. Malinky [and others] --
Worms, wormlike and sclerite-bearing taxa / Olle Hints [and others] --
Trilobites / Jonathan M. Adrain [and others] --
Eurypterids, phyllocarids, and ostracodes / Simon J. Braddy [and others] --
Crinozoan, blastozoan, echinozoan, asterozoan, and homalozoan echinoderms / James Sprinkle, Thomas E. Guensburg --
Graptolites : patterns of diversity across paleolatitudes / Roger A. Cooper [and others] --
Chitinozoans / Florentin Paris [and others]. Conodonts : Lower to Middle Ordovician record / Guillermo L. Albanesi, Stig M. Bergström --
Vertebrates (agnathans and gnathostomes) / Susan Turner, Alain Blieck, Godfrey S. Nowlan --
Receptaculitids and algae / Matthew H. Nitecki [and others] --
Acritarchs / Thomas Servais [and others] --
Miospores and the emergence of land plants / Philippe Steemans, Charles H. Wellman --
The ichnologic record of the Ordovician radiation / M. Gabriela Mángano, Mary L. Droser --
The Ordovician radiation : toward a new global synthesis / Arnold I. Miller.
Series Title: Critical moments in paleobiology and earth history series.
Responsibility: edited by Barry D. Webby [and others].

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Webby and his dedicated cohorts are to be congratulated for producing this admirable and insightful stocktake...The book stands as an indispensable reference. -- Geoffrey Playford American Read more...

 
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