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Cephalopods Present and Past: New Insights and Fresh Perspectives

  • Neil H. Landman
  • Richard Arnold Davis
  • Royal H. Mapes

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Phylogeny and Systematics

  3. Morphology of Soft and Hard Tissues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Christian Klug, Michael Montenari, Hartmut Schulz, Max Urlichs
      Pages 205-220
    3. Larisa A. Doguzhaeva, Royal H. Mapes, Herbert Summesberger, Harry Mutvei
      Pages 221-238
    4. Neil H. Landman, Neal L. Larson, William A. Cobban
      Pages 257-298
    5. Dirk Fuchs, Helmut Keupp, Vasilij Mitta, Theo Engeser
      Pages 299-314
  4. Biogeography, Biostratigraphy, Ecology, and Taphonomy

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 459-481

About this book

Introduction

Cephalopods are diverse, highly developed molluscs capable of swimming and jet propulsion. These animals are an important component of present-day marine ecos- tems throughout the world and comprise approximately 900 species. They also have an extraordinary fossil record, extending back to the Cambrian Period, with as many as 10,000 extinct species. Throughout their long history, they have experienced sp- tacular radiations and near-total extinctions. Because of their superb fossil record, they also serve as ideal index fossils to subdivide geologic time. This book touches on many of these themes, and it treats both fossil and present-day cephalopods. The chapters are outgrowths of presentations at the Sixth International Symposium “Cephalopods – Present and Past,” at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, September 16–19, 2004. The Symposium was organized principally by Walter L. Manger of the Department of Geology, University of Arkansas. The editors gratefully acknowledge Walter for his terrific job in putting together this symposium and for making it such an intellectual, and social, success. Other publications related to this Symposium include the abstract volume, assembled by W. L. Manger, and two fie- trip guidebooks, one written by W. L. Manger, and the other by R. H. Mapes. Because this symposium was held in North America, it honored four cephalopod workers from this continent: William A. Cobban (US Geological Survey, Denver, Colorado), Brian F. Glenister (University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa), William M. Furnish (University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa), and Gerd E. G.

Keywords

Ammonoids Celeoids Cephalopods Fauna Geology Systematics Taphonomy development ecology morphology phylogeny tissue

Editors and affiliations

  • Neil H. Landman
    • 1
  • Richard Arnold Davis
    • 2
  • Royal H. Mapes
    • 3
  1. 1.American Museum of Natural HistoryNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.College of Mount St. JosephCincinnatiUSA
  3. 3.Ohio UniversityAthensUSA

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