Ammonoid Paleobiology: From macroevolution to paleogeography

  • Christian Klug
  • Dieter Korn
  • Kenneth De Baets
  • Isabelle Kruta
  • Royal H. Mapes

Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 44)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Macroevolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christian Klug, Björn Kröger, Jakob Vinther, Dirk Fuchs, Kenneth De Baets
      Pages 3-24
    3. Claude Monnet, Arnaud Brayard, Morgane Brosse
      Pages 25-50
    4. Pascal Neige, Isabelle Rouget
      Pages 51-66
    5. Claude Monnet, Kenneth De Baets, Margaret M. Yacobucci
      Pages 67-94
    6. Claude Monnet, Christian Klug, Kenneth De Baets
      Pages 95-142
  3. Paleobiogeography of Ammonoids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Korn Dieter, De Baets Kenneth
      Pages 145-161
    3. Arnaud Brayard, Gilles Escarguel, Claude Monnet, James F Jenks, Hugo Bucher
      Pages 163-187
    4. Jens Lehmann, Christina Ifrim, Luc Bulot, Camille Frau
      Pages 229-257
    5. Christina Ifrim, Jens Lehmann, Peter Ward
      Pages 259-274
  4. Ammonoids Through Time

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 275-275
    2. Claude Monnet, Arnaud Brayard, Hugo Bucher
      Pages 277-298
    3. Dieter Korn, Christian Klug
      Pages 299-328
    4. James F. Jenks, Claude Monnet, Marco Balini, Arnaud Brayard, Maximiliano Meier
      Pages 329-388
    5. Günter Schweigert
      Pages 389-402
    6. Dieter Korn, Christian Klug, Sonny A. Walton
      Pages 431-464
    7. Arnaud Brayard, Hugo Bucher
      Pages 465-473
    8. Neil H. Landman, Stijn Goolaerts, John W.M. Jagt, Elena A. Jagt-Yazykova, Marcin Machalski
      Pages 497-553
    9. Ryoji Wani, Neal S. Gupta
      Pages 555-598
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 599-605

About this book


This two-volume work is a testament to the abiding interest and human fascination with ammonites. We offer a new model to explain the morphogenesis of septa and the shell, we explore their habitats by the content of stable isotopes in their shells, we discuss the origin and later evolution of this important clade, and we deliver hypotheses on its demise. The Ammonoidea produced a great number of species that can be used in biostratigraphy and possibly, this is the macrofossil group, which has been used the most for that purpose. Nevertheless, many aspects of their anatomy, mode of life, development or paleobiogeographic distribution are still poorly known.  

Themes treated are biostratigraphy, paleoecology, paleoenvironment, paleobiogeography, evolution, phylogeny, and ontogeny. Advances such as an explosion of new information about ammonites, new technologies such as isotopic analysis, tomography and virtual paleontology in general, as well as continuous discovery of new fossil finds have given us the opportunity to present a comprehensive and timely "state of the art" compilation. Moreover, it also points the way for future studies to further enhance our understanding of this endlessly fascinating group of organisms.


Ammonoids Diversity Macroevolution Paleogeography Taphonomy

Editors and affiliations

  • Christian Klug
    • 1
  • Dieter Korn
    • 2
  • Kenneth De Baets
    • 3
  • Isabelle Kruta
    • 4
  • Royal H. Mapes
    • 5
  1. 1.Paläontologisches Institut und MuseumUniversity of ZurichZurichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Leibniz-Institut für Evolutions und BiodiversitätsforschungMuseum für NaturkundeBerlinGermany
  3. 3.GeoZentrum NordbayernFriedrich-Alexander-Universität ErlangenErlangenGermany
  4. 4.Division of PaleontologyAmerican Museum of Natural HistoryNew YorkUSA
  5. 5.North Carolina Museum of Natural ScienceRaleighUSA

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