Ammonoid Paleobiology: From macroevolution to paleogeography

Authored book
(Volume of book series)

Publication Details

Author(s): Klug C, Korn D, de Baets K, Kruta I, Mapes RH
Editor(s): Landman NH, Harries PJ
Publisher: Springer
Publishing place: Netherlands
Publication year: 2015
Title of series: Topics in Geobiology
Volume: 44
ISBN: 978-94-017-9632-3
Language: English


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.  

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

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

de Baets, Kenneth PD Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Paläoumwelt

External institutions with authors

Universität Zürich (UZH)

How to cite

Klug, C., Korn, D., de Baets, K., Kruta, I., & Mapes, R.H. (2015). Ammonoid Paleobiology: From macroevolution to paleogeography. Netherlands: Springer.

Klug, Christian, et al. Ammonoid Paleobiology: From macroevolution to paleogeography. Netherlands: Springer, 2015.


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