Ammonoid Paleobiology : From macroevolution to paleogeography
Description: 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.
Contents: PART I – Macroevolution 1 Ancestry, origin and early evolution of ammonoids Christian Klug, Björn Kröger, Jakob Vinther, Dirk Fuchs and Kenneth De Baets 2 Evolutionary trends of Triassic ammonoidsClaude Monnet, Arnaud Brayard and Morgane Brosse3 Evolutionary trends within Jurassic ammonoidsPascal Neige and Isabelle Rouget4 Buckman’s rules of covariationClaude Monnet, Kenneth De Baets and Margaret M. Yacobucci5 Evolutionary patterns of ammonoids: phenotypic trends, convergence, and parallel evolutionClaude Monnet, Christian Klug and Kenneth De Baets PART II – Paleobiogeography of ammonoids 6 Biogeography of Paleozoic ammonoidsDieter Korn and Kenneth De Baets7 Biogeography of Triassic ammonoidsArnaud Brayard, Gilles Escarguel, Claude Monnet, James F. Jenks and Hugo Bucher8 Macroevolution and paleobiogeography of Jurassic-Cretaceous ammonoidsMargaret M. Yacobucci9 Paleobiogeography of Early Cretaceous ammonites Jens Lehmann, Christina Ifrim, Luc Bulot and Camille Frau10 Paleobiogeography of Late Cretaceous AmmonoideaChristina Ifrim, Jens Lehmann and Peter D. Ward PART III – Ammonoids through time 11 Ammonoids and quantitative biochronology – a unitary association perspective Claude Monnet, Arnaud Brayard and Hugo Bucher12 Paleozoic ammonoid biostratigraphyDieter Korn and Christian Klug13 Biostratigraphy of Triassic ammonoidsJames F. Jenks, Claude Monnet, Marco Balini, Arnaud Brayard and Maximiliano Meier14 Ammonoid biostratigraphy in the JurassicGünter Schweigert15 Ammonite biostratigraphy of the CretaceousJens Lehmann16 Taxonomic diversity and morphological disparity of Paleozoic ammonoidsDieter Korn, Christian Klug and Sonny A. Walton17 Permian-Triassic extinctions and rediversificationsArnaud Brayard and Hugo Bucher18 Ammonoids at the Triassic-Jurassic transition: pulling back from the edge of extinctionLouise M. Longridge and Paul L. Smith19 Ammonites on the brink of extinction: diversity, abundance, and ecology of the Order Ammonoidea at the Cretaceous/Paleogene (K/Pg) boundaryNeil H. Landman, Stijn Goolaerts, John W.M. Jagt, Elena A. Jagt-Yazykova and Marcin Machalski20 Ammonoid TaphonomyRyoji Wani and Neal S. Gupta