Ichnoentomology: Insect Traces in Soils and Paleosols by Jorge Fernando Genise

Ichnoentomology: Insect Traces in Soils and Paleosols

byJorge Fernando Genise

Kobo ebook | October 31, 2016

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This book is devoted to the ichnology of insects, and associated trace fossils, in soils and paleosols. The traces described here, mostly nests and pupation chambers, include one of the most complex architectures produced by animals. Chapters explore the walls, shapes and fillings of trace fossils followed by their classifications and ichnotaxonomy. Detailed descriptions and interpretations for different groups of insects like bees, ants, termites, dung beetles and wasps are also provided. 

Chapters also highlight the the paleoenvironmental significance of insect trace fossils in paleosols for paleontological reconstructions, sedimentological interpretation, and ichnofabrics analysis. Readers will discover how insect trace fossils act as physical evidence for reconstructing the evolution of behavior, phylogenies, past geographical distributions, and to know how insects achieved some of the more complex architectures. The book will appeal to researchers and graduate students in ichnology, sedimentology, paleopedology, and entomology and readers interested in insect architecture.

Title:Ichnoentomology: Insect Traces in Soils and PaleosolsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 31, 2016Publisher:Springer International PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319282107

ISBN - 13:9783319282107

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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