Book Volume 41 2014

Experimental Approaches to Understanding Fossil Organisms

Lessons from the Living

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ISBN: 978-94-017-8720-8 (Print) 978-94-017-8721-5 (Online)

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

  2. Functional Morphology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-20

      Crinoids Aweigh: Experimental Biomechanics of Ancyrocrinus Holdfasts

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      Pages 21-47

      Ultra-elongate Freshwater Pearly Mussels (Unionida): Roles for Function and Constraint in Multiple Morphologic Convergences with Marine Taxa

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      Pages 49-72

      Relationships of Internal Shell Features to Chemosymbiosis, Life Position, and Geometric Constraints Within the Lucinidae (Bivalvia)

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      Pages 73-88

      Modern Analogs for the Study of Eurypterid Paleobiology

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      Pages 89-107

      New Applications for Constrained Ordination: Reconstructing Feeding Behaviors in Fossil Remingtonocetinae (Cetacea: Mammalia)

  3. Taphonomy and Environment

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 109-109

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      Pages 111-142

      Patterns in Microbialites Throughout Geologic Time: Is the Present Really the Key to the Past?

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      Pages 143-167

      The Relationship Between Modern Mollusk Assemblages and Their Expression in Subsurface Sediment in a Carbonate Lagoon, St. Croix, US Virgin Islands

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      Pages 169-194

      Biotic Segregation in an Upper Mesotidal Dissipative Ridge and Runnel Succession, West Salish Sea, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

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      Pages 195-206

      Using X-ray Radiography to Observe Fe Distributions in Bioturbated Sediment

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      Pages 207-225

      Phytoliths as Tracers of Recent Environmental Change

  4. Organism-Substrate Interaction

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 227-227

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      Pages 229-263

      Large Complex Burrows of Terrestrial Invertebrates: Neoichnology of Pandinus imperator (Scorpiones: Scorpionidae)

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      Pages 265-303

      Biomechanical Analysis of Fish Swimming Trace Fossils (Undichna): Preservation and Mode of Locomotion

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      Pages 305-341

      The Neoichnology of Two Terrestrial Ambystomatid Salamanders: Quantifying Amphibian Burrows Using Modern Analogs

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      Pages 343-369

      Biogenic Structures of Burrowing Skinks: Neoichnology of Mabuya multifaciata (Squamata: Scincidae)

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      Chapter

      Pages 371-393

      Novel Neoichnology of Elephants: Nonlocomotive Interactions with Sediment, Locomotion Traces in Partially Snow-Covered Sediment, and Implications for Proboscidean Paleoichnology

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      Pages 395-404

      Burrows and Related Traces in Snow and Vegetation Produced by the Norwegian Lemming (Lemmus lemmus)

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      Pages 405-418

      Near-Surface Imaging (GPR) of Biogenic Structures in Siliciclastic, Carbonate, and Gypsum Dunes

  5. Back Matter

    Pages 419-420