Paleontological Journal

, 43:858 | Cite as

Ammonoid evolution in marine ecosystems prior to the Permian-Triassic crisis

  • T. B. LeonovaEmail author


Evolutionary trends in ammonoid communities in the Middle and Late Permian are analyzed in connection with the changes in their taxonomic, morphological, geographical, and ecological structure. It is shown that the processes that led to the almost complete disappearance of the subclass began long before the global Permian-Triassic crisis.

Key words

ammonoids Permian evolution taxonomic diversity morphology ecological structure geographical range 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Borissiak Paleontological InstituteRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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