Ammonoid Paleobiology

  • Neil H. Landman
  • Kazushige Tanabe
  • Richard Arnold Davis

Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Phylogenetic Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Structure of Hard and Soft Tissues

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Larisa Doguzhaeva, Harry Mutvei
      Pages 43-63
    3. Cyprian Kulicki
      Pages 65-101
    4. Royal H. Mapes, Richard Arnold Davis
      Pages 103-127
    5. Kazushige Tanabe, Neil H. Landman
      Pages 129-165
  4. Buoyancy, Swimming, and Biomechanics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. David K. Jacobs, John A. Chamberlain Jr.
      Pages 169-224
    3. Takashi Okamoto
      Pages 225-251
    4. Antonio G. Checa, Juan M. Garcia-Ruiz
      Pages 253-296
    5. Roger A. Hewitt
      Pages 297-339
  5. Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-341
    2. Neil H. Landman, Kazushige Tanabe, Yasunari Shigeta
      Pages 343-405
    3. Hugo Bucher, Neil H. Landman, Susan M. Klofak, Jean Guex
      Pages 407-461
    4. Richard Arnold Davis, Neil H. Landman, Jean-Louis Dommergues, Didier Marchand, Hugo Bucher
      Pages 463-539
  6. Taphonomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 541-541
    2. Haruyoshi Maeda, Adolf Seilacher
      Pages 543-578

About this book


Renowned researchers summarize the current knowledge on ammonoid paleobiology. The book begins with a description of the systematic position of the Ammonoidea within the Cephalopoda, providing the phylogenetic framework for the rest of the book. Following discussions include soft- and hard-part morphology of ammonoids, rate of growth and ontogeny, and taphonomy and ecology. Closing chapters explore the distribution of ammonoids in time and space as well as their extinction at the end of the Cretaceous. With its diverse viewpoints and new material, this resource will benefit researchers and graduate students in paleontology, marine biology, and evolutionary biology.


Taphonomy biogeography evolution evolutionary biology ontogeny

Editors and affiliations

  • Neil H. Landman
    • 1
  • Kazushige Tanabe
    • 2
  • Richard Arnold Davis
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of InvertebratesAmerican Museum of Natural HistoryNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Geological InstituteUniversity of TokyoTokyo 113Japan
  3. 3.Department of Chemistry and Physical SciencesCollege of Mount St. JosephCincinnatiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-9155-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-9153-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0275-0120
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