Ammonoid Extinction

  • Peter Ward
Part of the Topics in Geobiology book series (TGBI, volume 13)


With a range of over 300 million years, the ammonoids represent one of the most successful groups of organisms in all of earth history. Their very success. however, makes the nature of their demise especially curious. In this short review I examine questions pertaining to extinction in ammonoids.


Shell Shape Anoxic Event Shell Breakage Cretaceous Ammonite Evolutionary Tempo 
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  • Peter Ward
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  1. 1.Department of Geological SciencesUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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