The Biology and Paleobiology of a Living Fossil, Reprint with additions

  • W. Bruce Saunders
  • Neil H. Landman

Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-LXXVII
  2. Nautilus Studies—The First Twenty-Two Centuries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Richard Arnold Davis
      Pages 3-21
  3. The Ancestry of the Genus Nautilus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Curt Teichert, Tatsuro Matsumoto
      Pages 25-32
  4. Nautilus and Its Distribution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 33-33
    2. W. Bruce Saunders
      Pages 35-52
    3. Michael R. House
      Pages 53-64
    4. David S. Woodruff, M. Patricia Carpenter, W. Bruce Saunders, Peter D. Ward
      Pages 65-83
    5. Andrew R. H. Swan, W. Bruce Saunders
      Pages 85-103
    6. Rex E. Crick, Keith O. Mann
      Pages 115-134
  5. Ecology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. W. Bruce Saunders, Peter D. Ward
      Pages 137-162
    3. Neil H. Landman, W. Bruce Saunders, Judith E. Winston, Peter J. Harries
      Pages 163-177
    4. Shozo Hayasaka, Kimihiko Ōki, Kazushige Tanabe, Toshio Saisho, Akihiko Shinomiya
      Pages 179-200
    5. W. Bruce Saunders, Claude Spinosa, Larry E. Davis
      Pages 201-212
  6. Physiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. J. Z. Young
      Pages 215-221
    3. Vernon C. Barber
      Pages 223-230

About this book


This volume is a reprint of a classic book about Nautilus, first published in 1987, with an introductory chapter summarizing all of the work on Nautilus and its habitat since the publication of the first edition more than 20 years ago. The surge in articles in the last two decades indicates an expanded interest in the subject, reflecting a renewed appreciation of the complexity and fragility of the marine habitat and its biota. The 37 chapters are written by 48 experts in the field and cover all aspects of this living fossil from its ecology to its embryology. This volume also features new photos, including an impressive image of the first hatched Nautilus in captivity. Nautilus is an iconic animal in the marine realm and represents part of the diverse fauna of the Indo-Pacific. It is also a member of a lineage of shelled cephalopods dating back more than 400 million years. As a result, this volume will be relevant to the fields of marine science, evolutionary biology, and paleontology.


Biome Ecology Fauna evolution evolutionary biology phylogeny physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • W. Bruce Saunders
    • 1
  • Neil H. Landman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of GeologyBryn Mawr CollegeBryn MawrUSA
  2. 2.American Museum of Natural HistoryNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-3298-0
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-3299-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0275-0120
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