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Receptaculitids

A Phylogenetic Debate on a Problematic Fossil Taxon

  • Matthew H. Nitecki
  • Harry Mutvei
  • Doris V. Nitecki

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Matthew H. Nitecki, Harry Mutvei, Doris V. Nitecki
    Pages 1-14
  3. Matthew H. Nitecki, Harry Mutvei, Doris V. Nitecki
    Pages 15-30
  4. Matthew H. Nitecki, Harry Mutvei, Doris V. Nitecki
    Pages 31-52
  5. Matthew H. Nitecki, Harry Mutvei, Doris V. Nitecki
    Pages 53-69
  6. Matthew H. Nitecki, Harry Mutvei, Doris V. Nitecki
    Pages 71-107
  7. Matthew H. Nitecki, Harry Mutvei, Doris V. Nitecki
    Pages 109-142
  8. Matthew H. Nitecki, Harry Mutvei, Doris V. Nitecki
    Pages 143-152
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 153-241

About this book

Introduction

Receptaculitids are extinct high-level fossils that provide a window into the history of life. After the discovery and analysis of a deposit of phosphatized receptaculitids on the Baltic Sea island of Öland, the authors conclude that receptaculitids possess an attribute not found in any other group of organisms, living or fossil.

Keywords

geology history history of life morphology stratigraphy

Authors and affiliations

  • Matthew H. Nitecki
    • 1
    • 2
  • Harry Mutvei
    • 3
  • Doris V. Nitecki
    • 4
  1. 1.Field Museum of Natural History and The University of ChicagoChicagoUSA
  2. 2.Museum of Paleontology at the University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  3. 3.Swedish Museum of Natural HistoryStockholmSweden
  4. 4.Field Museum of Natural HistoryChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-4691-7
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-7124-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-4691-7
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