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Fundamentals of Invertebrate Palaeontology



Part of the Springer Geology book series (SPRINGERGEOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Sreepat Jain
    Pages 1-5
  3. Sreepat Jain
    Pages 7-30
  4. Sreepat Jain
    Pages 31-102
  5. Sreepat Jain
    Pages 103-135
  6. Sreepat Jain
    Pages 137-173
  7. Sreepat Jain
    Pages 175-210
  8. Sreepat Jain
    Pages 211-228
  9. Sreepat Jain
    Pages 229-277
  10. Sreepat Jain
    Pages 279-318
  11. Sreepat Jain
    Pages 319-355
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 357-405

About this book


This book provides practical morphological information, together with detailed illustrations and concise texts explaining each entry. The book details the morphological characters of each organism, providing fundamental information for palaeontologists and palaeobiologists alike. Each chapter starts with a brief introduction and goes on to describe the organism’s morphology in detail, followed by a brief note on classification and lastly illustrated examples of stratigraphically important organisms through time along with their major distinguishing characters. The book includes over 3000 clearly labelled, hand-drawn and classroom-friendly illustrations of over 1200 species.


Invertebrate Palaeontology Macrofossils Microfossils Palaeoecology Stratigraphy

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.New DelhiIndia

About the authors

Dr. Sreepat Jain is a professor at the Department of Geology, Adama University, Ethiopia He has 16 years of teaching and over two and a half decades of research experience, and has also established a new Petroleum Engineering department. He has two doctorates, one from India and the other from United States, and was also awarded the “TA Excellence in Teaching” for meritorious teaching in the United States. Prof. Jain has also received The Paleontological Society of India’s prestigious “Prof. S. K. Singh Memorial Gold Medal” for best paper and the DST-DAAD Fellowship. His areas of integrated research include Jurassic ammonites and nannofossils, Jurassic to recent foraminifers, and the use of biotic and abiotic proxies for deciphering paleoenvironments. He has published several research articles in national and international peer-reviewed journals and has authored two books of which The Fundamental of Physical Geology (Springer) has been recommended for Undergraduate Earth Science semester courses at several American universities. Prof. Jain is also a reviewer for several national and international geoscience journals. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Fundamentals of Invertebrate Palaeontology
  • Book Subtitle Macrofossils
  • Authors Sreepat Jain
  • Series Title Springer Geology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Springer Geology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer India 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, New Delhi
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-81-322-3656-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-81-322-3880-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-81-322-3658-0
  • Series ISSN 2197-9545
  • Series E-ISSN 2197-9553
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 405
  • Number of Illustrations 209 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Paleontology
    Economic Geology
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“Fundamental of Invertebrate Palaeontology – Macrofossils” would be well suited for those aspiring to familiarize themselves with invertebrate palaeontology, and particularly students and amateurs attempting to identify and describe invertebrate macrofossils. Hence, this book by Professor Sreepat Jain would certainly serve as an excellent reference work for paleontology students or enthusiastic amateurs.” (Tom Trapman, Journal of Paleontological Techniques, April, 2018)

“Jain’s book will be very good companion to professional geologists and palaeontologists needing advice on any general or particular issue … students in palaeontology and their teachers, and amateurs trying to identify common fossils and wishing to extend their knowledge. … this volume is a treasure for all who are interested in the ‘classical’ palaeontology and stratigraphy … .” (Dmitry A. Ruban, Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie, Issue 3-6, 2017)