Palaeobiology of Middle Paleozoic Marine Brachiopods

A Case Study of Extinct Organisms in Classical Paleontology

  • Rituparna┬áBose

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Rituparna Bose
    Pages 1-10
  3. Rituparna Bose
    Pages 11-16
  4. Rituparna Bose
    Pages 17-28
  5. Rituparna Bose
    Pages 29-40
  6. Rituparna Bose
    Pages 41-42
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 43-53

About this book


Fossil species appear to persist morphologically unchanged for long intervals of geologic time, punctuated by short bursts of rapid change as explained by the Ecological Evolutionary Units (EEUs). Here, morphological variation in Paleozoic atrypide morphology at the subfamily level (Atrypinae and Variatrypinae) from the Silurian and Devonian time intervals in the third Paleozoic EEU (~444-359 my) were investigated using relatively new techniques of quantitative modeling. The study explains how a group of closely related taxa in atrypide subfamilies exhibit morphological conservation through time in P3 EEU within the Eastern North America region.


Biodiversity of Extinct Organisms Conservation Biology Encrustation Versus Morphological Shape Evolutionary Biology Geometric Morphometrics Middle Paleozoic Marine Brachiopods Paleobiology Paleozoic Atrypide Morphology

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  • Rituparna┬áBose
    • 1
  1. 1.City University of New YorkNew YorkUSA

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