Fossil Behavior Compendium by Arthur J. Boucot, George O. Poinar Jr.

By Arthur J. Boucot, George O. Poinar Jr.

During this whole and thorough replace of Arthur Boucot’s seminal paintings, Evolutionary Paleobiology of habit and Coevolution, Boucot is joined through George Poinar, who offers extra services and data on protozoans and micro organism as utilized to ailment. jointly, they make the Fossil habit Compendium wider in scope, overlaying all correct animal and plant teams and all epochs, and offering a close evaluate of animal and plant fossil habit in terrestrial and aquatic environments. Fossil habit encompasses not just prior facts of the existence historical past of an organism but additionally behavioral, predation, and symbiotic interactions, together with parasitism. This e-book compares styles of habit and coevolution some time past with these of the present-day descendants. It additionally discusses find out how to review the charges of evolution of habit and coevolution at quite a few taxonomic degrees. The compendium emphasizes the interactions among fossils and compares those interactions with present-day opposite numbers. It additionally offers new discussions on subject matters relating to fossils in amber. conserving Boucot’s trademark, easy-to-read type, the e-book comprises new findings by no means released formerly, experiences no longer simply accessed, various examples, forty tables, 285 illustrations—some released right here for the 1st time—and a four-page colour insert. The booklet presents a concise account of the facts for numerous sickness forms famous thus far within the fossil checklist.

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Bromley (1996, p. 160) discussed the probably commensal relationship between a crab (Scleroplax granulata) and the burrow of an echiuran worm in which the crab lives and pointed out a Pliocene example from MacGinitie and MacGinitie (1949).  Reliability Category 2B, functional morphology, as none of these crabs has ever been found in an actual burrow, with only a single Pleistocene occurrence of a bivalve containing a pinnotherid, except for the Scleroplax–echiuran burrow example and the Crepidula example, which belong in Category 1, frozen behavior.

2Ak. 2Al. 2Am. Feldman and Brett (1998) Scrutton (1975); Radwańska (1996, 2004) Stolarski et al. )  Reliability Category 1, frozen behavior.  Mycorrhiza Tester et al. (1987) reviewed the taxonomic distribution of “nonmycorrhizal” plants and considered their significance. Simon et al. (1993) provided ribosomal DNA sequencing data suggesting that endomycorrhizal fungi may have coevolved with vascular plants.  Reliability Category 6, somewhat speculative.  Zooxanthellae Stanley and Swart (1995) provided an isotopic method for distinguishing zooxanthellate corals from non-zooxanthellate forms as far back as the Triassic.

Gall and Muller (1975) described a mid-Miocene Balanus pictus still attached to a Weissjura–Massenkalk cobble. Yamaguchi (1977) described Balanus trigonus still attached to a Japanese Pleistocene Chlamys nipponensis and Solidobalanus still attached to a late Miocene Placopecten. Ziegler (1992) described a Balanus “colony” attached to a Miocene rock substrate from the Upper Marine Molasse. Hladilova and Pek (1998, Figure 8) illustrated an Ottnangian, Miocene, Austrian balanid attached to a Turritella shell.

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