Earth and Life

Global Biodiversity, Extinction Intervals and Biogeographic Perturbations Through Time

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ISBN: 978-90-481-3427-4 (Print) 978-90-481-3428-1 (Online)

Table of contents (35 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvii

  2. Articles of a General Nature

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      Pages 1-1

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      Phanerozoic Marine Biodiversity: A Fresh Look at Data, Methods, Patterns and Processes

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      Pages 23-36

      Coordinated Stasis Reconsidered: A Perspective at Fifteen Years

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      Pages 37-50

      Whilst This Planet Has Gone Cycling On: What Role for Periodic Astronomical Phenomena in Large-Scale Patterns in the History of Life?

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      Pages 51-62

      Climate Change Through Time

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      Pages 63-128

      Development of Intertidal Biotas Through Phanerozoic Time

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      Pages 129-157

      Marine Sclerobiofacies: Encrusting and Endolithic Communities on Shells Through Time and Space

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      Pages 159-188

      Brachiopods and Their Auloporid Epibionts in the Devonian of Boulonnais (France): Comparison with Other Associations Globally

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      Pages 189-223

      Fossil Fish Taphonomy and the Contribution of Microfossils in Documenting Devonian Vertebrate History

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      Pages 225-236

      Messel Pit Fossil Site – The Legacy of the Environment and Life of the Eocene

  3. Evolution Exemplified by Specific Phyla or Classes

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 237-237

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      Pages 239-379

      Evolutionary Scenario of the Early History of the Animal Kingdom: Evidence from Precambrian (Ediacaran) Weng’an and Early Cambrian Maotianshan Biotas, China

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      Pages 381-394

      The Ordovician Radiation: Macroevolutionary Crossroads of the Phanerozoic

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      Pages 395-435

      Phylogeny of Palaeozoic Gastropods Inferred from Their Ontogeny

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      Pages 437-477

      Palaeozoic Innovations in the Micro- and Megafossil Plant Record: From the Earliest Plant Spores to the Earliest Seeds

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      Pages 479-490

      Tentaculitoids – An Enigmatic Group of Palaeozoic Fossils

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      Pages 491-534

      Palaeozoic Ammonoids – Diversity and Development of Conch Morphology

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      Pages 535-555

      Quantitative Approach to Diversity and Decline in Late Palaeozoic Trilobites

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      Pages 557-584

      Devonian Cladid Crinoid Evolution, Diversity, and First and Last Occurrences: Summary Observations

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      Pages 585-612

      Palaeoecology, Aerodynamics, and the Origin of Avian Flight

  4. Global Extinction Events and Biocrises

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 613-613

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      Pages 615-630

      An Analysis of the Ireviken Event in the Boree Creek Formation, New South Wales, Australia

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      Pages 631-652

      Isotope Geochemistry and Plankton Response to the Ireviken (Earliest Wenlock) and Cyrtograptus lundgreni Extinction Events, Cape Phillips Formation, Arctic Canada

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