Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems

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CRC Press, Mar 15, 2012 - Science - 304 pages
Evolution of Fossil Ecosystems describes all of the main Fossil Lagerstätten (sites of exceptional fossil preservation) from around the world in a chronological order. It covers the history of research, stratigraphy and taphonomy, main faunal and floral elements, and the palaeoecology of each site and gives a comparison with coeval sites around the w
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
4
Abbreviations
5
Foreword
6
Introduction
7
Chapter 1 Ediacara
11
Chapter 2 The Burgess Shale
21
Chapter 3 Chengjiang
32
Chapter 4 The Soom Shale
42
Chapter 11 The Holzmaden Shale
133
Chapter 12 The Morrison Formation
144
Chapter 13 The Solnhofen Limestone
156
Chapter 14 The Jehol Group
168
Chapter 15 El Montsec and Las Hoyas
183
Chapter 16 The Santana and Crato Formations
202
Chapter 17 Grube Messel
219
Chapter 18 The White River Group
232

Chapter 5 The Herefordshire Nodules
53
Chapter 6 The Hunsrück Slate
63
Chapter 7 The Rhynie Chert
75
Chapter 8 Mazon Creek
90
Chapter 9 Karoo
104
Chapter 10 Grès à Voltzia
123
Chapter 19 Baltic Amber
243
Chapter 20 Rancho La Brea
258
References
268
Index
280
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