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Living fossils

Author: Niles Eldredge; Steven M Stanley
Publisher: New York : Springer Verlag, ©1984.
Series: Casebooks in earth sciences.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Trivia and miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Living fossils.
New York : Springer Verlag, ©1984
(OCoLC)647094199
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Niles Eldredge; Steven M Stanley
ISBN: 0387909575 9780387909578 3540909575 9783540909576
OCLC Number: 10403493
Description: xi, 291 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: Series preface / Robert N. Ginsburg --
Living fossils: introduction to the casebook / Niles Eldregde and Steven M. Stanley --
Evolutionary Statis in the elephant-shrew, Rhynchocyon / Michael Novacek --
The tree squirrel Sciurus (Sciuridae, Rodentia) as a living fossil / Robert J. Emry and Richard W. Thorington, Jr. --
The tree-shrew, Tupaia: a "living model" of the ancestral primate? / Ian Tattersall --
What is a tarsier? / Jeffrey H. Schwartz --
Are there any anthropoid primate living fossils? / Eric Delson and Alfred L. Rosenberger --
Evolutionary pattern and process in the sister-group Alcelaphini-aepycerotini (Mammalia: bovidae) / Elisabeth S. Vrba --
Tapirs as living fossils / Christine Janis --
Tragulids as living fossils / Christine Janis --
Conceptual and methological aspects of the study of evolutionary rates, with soem comments on bradytely in birds / Joel Cracraft --
Crocodilians as living fossils / Eugene R. Meyer --
Family Chanidae and other teleostean fishes as living fossils / Colin Patterson --
Denticeps clupeoides Clausen (1959): the static clupeomorph / P. Humphry Greenwood --
Polypterus and Erpetoichthys: anachronistic osteichthyans / P. Humphry Greenwood --
Sturgeons as living fossils / Brian G. Gardiner --
The neopterygian Amia as a living fossil / Hans-Peter Schultze and E.O. Wiley --
Family Lepisosteidae (Gars) as living fossils / E.O. Wiley and Hans-Peter Schultze --
The coelacanth as a living fossil / Peter Forey --
"Notidanus" / John G. Maisey and Katherine E. Wolfram --
Cephalocarida: living fossil without a fossil record / Robert R. Hessler --
Leptostraca as living fossils / Robert R. Hessler and Frederick R. Schram --
Anaspidid syncardia / Frederick R. Schram and Robert R. Hessler --
The xiphosurida: archetypes of bradytely? / Daniel C. Fisher --
Peripatus as a living fossil / Michael T. Ghiselin --
Neopilina, neomphalus and neritopsis, Living Fossil Molluscs / Roger L. Batten --
Pleurotomaria: pedigreed perseverance? / Carole S. Hickman --
The giant creeper, Campanile symbolicum Iredale, an Australian relict marine snail / Richard S. Houbrick --
Diastoma melanioides (Reeve), a relict snail from South Australia / Richard S. Houbrick --
The relict cerithiid prosobranch, Gourmya gourmyi (Crosse) / Richard S. Houbrick --
Neotrigonia, the sole surviving genus of the trigoniidae (Bivalvia, Mollusca) / Steven M. Stanley --
Is Nautilus a living fossil? / Peter Ward --
The bryozoan Nellia tenella as a living fossil / Judith E. Winston and Alan H. Cheetham --
The cretaceous coral Heliopora (Ocotocorallia, Coenothecalia): a common Indo-pacific reef builder / Mitchell W. Colgan --
Simpson's inverse: bradytely and the phenomenon of living fossils / Niles Eldredge --
Does bradytely exist? / Steven M. Stanley.
Series Title: Casebooks in earth sciences.
Responsibility: edited by Niles Eldredge and Steven M. Stanley.

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