By Paul Selden,John Nudds
Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems describes all the major Fossil Lagerstätten (sites of outstanding fossil protection) from worldwide in a chronological order. It covers the historical past of analysis, stratigraphy and taphonomy, major faunal and floral parts, and the palaeoecology of every web site and provides a comparability with coeval websites worldwide. It contains all the recognized fossil websites, corresponding to the Burgess Shale, the Solnhofen Limestone, Mazon Creek, Rancho l. a. Brea etc., and contains an appendix giving details on tips to stopover at the websites and the place to work out the fossils in museum displays.
Available now in its moment variation, Lagerstätten incorporated for the 1st time comprise Chengjiang, the Herefordshire Nodules and the Jehol crew. A welcome boost to the record of significant localities of Cenozoic age is the White River team, which preserves the best examples of mammals round the Eocene-Oligocene boundary, together with many now-extinct groups.
The booklet is superbly illustrated all through with over 450 color pictures and diagrams, and it really is generally referenced. Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems is crucial analyzing to quite a lot of scholars and execs in palaeontology and comparable sciences, and to novice fans.
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