By Christian Klug, Dieter Korn, Kenneth De Baets, Isabelle Kruta, Royal H. Mapes
This two-volume paintings is a testomony to the abiding curiosity and human fascination with ammonites. we provide a brand new version to give an explanation for the morphogenesis of septa and the shell, we discover their habitats through the content material of good isotopes of their shells, we talk about the starting place and later evolution of this significant clade, and we convey hypotheses on its death. The Ammonoidea produced a good number of species that may be utilized in biostratigraphy and probably, this can be the macrofossil team, which has been used the main for that goal. however, many facets in their anatomy, mode of existence, improvement or paleobiogeographic distribution are nonetheless poorly recognized.
Themes taken care of are biostratigraphy, paleoecology, paleoenvironment, paleobiogeography, evolution, phylogeny, and ontogeny. Advances equivalent to an explosion of latest information regarding ammonites, new applied sciences equivalent to isotopic research, tomography and digital paleontology commonly, in addition to non-stop discovery of latest fossil unearths have given us the chance to give a accomplished and well timed "state of the artwork" compilation. in addition, it additionally issues the best way for destiny reports to extra increase our realizing of this eternally interesting staff of organisms.
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As in other animal groups, the similarities between the newly evolved group and the sister group are strong close to the bifurcation. This caused a complicated pattern of apomorphic and plesiomorphic characters in both groups (compare the much discussed origins of arthropod stemgroups in the Cambrian). For instance, this is reflected in the contradicting character states in the intensely disputed genus Pseudobactrites (= Bojobactrites of Horny 1956; Erben 1960; De Baets et al. 325). It is unclear whether this checker pattern of character state distribution originated from phenotypic plasticity, intraspecific variability (compare De Baets et al.
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This would indicate iterative coiling trends in bactritoids around the origin of ammonoids (see also Kröger 2005). Therefore, only the earliest coiled Anetoceratinae and closely related more derived ammonoids (excluding bactritoids and Kokenia) would be included in the Ammonoidea until better preserved material becomes known and the bactritoid/ammonoid transition can be further refined. The bactritoids as currently defined are a paraphyletic group with a rather conservative morphology, which also gave rise to coleoids.
Ammonoid Paleobiology: From macroevolution to paleogeography by Christian Klug, Dieter Korn, Kenneth De Baets, Isabelle Kruta, Royal H. Mapes