Eocene Biodiversity

Unusual Occurrences and Rarely Sampled Habitats

  • Gregg F. Gunnell

Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Terry Harrison, Charles P. Msuya, Alison M. Murray, Bonnie Fine Jacobs, Ana Maria Báez, Roland Mundil et al.
    Pages 39-74
  3. Jens Lorenz Franzen
    Pages 197-214
  4. Jean-Louis Hartenberger, Jean-Yves Crochet, Claude Martinez, Bernard Marandat, Bernard Sigé
    Pages 237-250
  5. Philip D. Gingerich, Muhammad Arif, Intizar Hussain Khan, Munir Ul-Haq, Jonathan I. Bloch, William C. Clyde et al.
    Pages 251-262
  6. Thomas E. Williamson
    Pages 335-360
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 433-442

About this book


Initially, this work was designed to document and study the diversification of modern mammalian groups and was quite successful and satisfying. However, as field and laboratory work continued, there began to develop a suspicion that not all of the Eocene story was being told. It became apparent that most fossil samples, especially those from the American West, were derived from similar preservational circumstances and similar depositional settings. A program was initiated to look for other potential sources of fossil samples, either from non-traditional lithologies or from geographic areas that were not typically sampled. As this program of research grew it began to demonstrate that different lithologies and different geographic areas told different stories from those that had been developed based on more typical faunal assemblages.
This book is conceived as an introduction to non-traditional Eocene fossils samples, and as a place to document and discuss features of these fossil assemblages that are rare or that come from rarely represented habitats.


Palaeoecology Taphonomy biodiversity biological ecology environment preservation

Editors and affiliations

  • Gregg F. Gunnell
    • 1
  1. 1.Museum of PaleontologyAnn ArborUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5471-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1271-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0275-0120
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