Fossil Crinoids

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Cambridge University Press, Jan 13, 2003 - Science - 275 pages
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Crinoids have graced the oceans for more than 500 million years. Among the most attractive fossils, crinoids had a key role in the ecology of marine communities through much of the fossil record, and their remains are prominent rock forming constituents of many limestones. This is the first comprehensive volume to bring together their form and function, classification, evolutionary history, occurrence, preservation and ecology. The main part of the book is devoted to assemblages of intact fossil crinoids, which are described in their geological setting in twenty-three chapters ranging from the Ordovician to the Tertiary. The final chapter deals with living sea lilies and feather stars. The volume is exquisitely illustrated with abundant photographs and line drawings of crinoids from sites around the world. This authoritative account recreates a fascinating picture of fossil crinoids for paleontologists, geologists, evolutionary and marine biologists, ecologists and amateur fossil collectors.
 

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Contents

III
29
V
39
VI
48
VIII
53
IX
59
ASSEMBLAGES
61
X
73
XII
79
XXV
153
XXVII
158
XXVIII
162
XXIX
175
XXXI
181
XXXIII
195
XXXIV
201
XXXV
214

XIII
85
XIV
91
XV
101
XVI
109
XVII
120
XIX
127
XX
133
XXI
137
XXIII
143
XXXVI
223
XXXVII
231
XXXVIII
235
XXXIX
243
Geological Time Table with Crinoid Assemblages
245
Glossary of Rocks
247
XLIII
261
XLIV
269
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