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The Fossil Record - M.J. Benton

The Fossil Record

By: M.J. Benton (Editor)

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The history of life is illustrated by fossils which give crucial information on the plants and animals of the past. Fossil Record 2 is a compilation of this mass of data. All families of protists, plants and animals and their ranges in geological time are documented, with full details of first and last species for each family.

...a volume which is even greater in scope than the first Fossil Record - thus 90 contributors have produced 45 chapters covering the fossil record of literally everything! In summary, this is an invaluable reference for all palaeontologists - Geoscientist; The editor and authors of this massive database are to be congratulated on a very substantial achievement - Nature; ...a massive tome full of information clearly presented and attractively bound. It will doubtless serve as an important reference for palaeontologists until wel past the year 2000 - Cretaceous Research; This piece of work constitutes an important reference document for paleontologists, and M.J. Benton should be congratulated for having completed such an extensive text. - Geobios; ...a very useful compendium...I think most professional palaeontologists would like a copy of their own. - The Palaeontological Association Newsletter; An important specialist reference... - Choice

Introduction. Basal Groups. Monera (bacteria blue-green algae). Fungi.Algae. Animals: Invertebrates. Protozoa. Porifera. Coelenterata. Mollusca: Amphineura and Monoplacophora. Mollusca: Gastropoda. Mollusca: Cephalopoda (Nautiloidea). Mollusca: Cephalopoda (Pre-Jurassic Ammonoidea). Mollusca: Cephalopoda (Ammonoidea: Phylloceratina, Lytoceratina, Ammonitina, Ancyloceratina). Mollusca: Cephalopoda (Coleoidea). Mollusca: Rostroconchia, Scaphopoda, and Bivalvia. Mollusca: incertae sedis. Annelida. Arthropoda (Trilobita). Arthropoda (Aglaspidida, Chelicerata, Pycnogonida). Arthropoda (Crustacea, excluding Ostracoda). Arthropoda (Crustacea: Ostracoda). Arthropoda (Euthycarcinoidea and Myriapoda). Arthropoda (Hexapoda: Insecta). Brachiopoda. Phoronida. Bryozoa. Echinodermata. Basal deuterostomes (chaetognaths, hemichordates, calcichordates, cephalochordates, and tunicates). Graptolithina. Problematica. Miscellania. Animals: Vertebrates. Conodonta. Agnatha. Placodermi. Acanthodii. Chondrichthyes. Osteichthyes: basal actinopterygians. Osteichthyes: Teleostei. Osteichthyes: Sarcopterygii. Amphibian-grade Tetrapoda. Reptilia. Aves. Mammalia. Plants. Bryophyta. Pteridophyta. Gymnospermophyta. Magnoliophyta (Angiospermae). Index.

ISBN: 9780412393808
ISBN-10: 0412393808
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 846
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 29.7 x 21.0  x 5.08
Weight (kg): 1.78
Edition Number: 2