Receptaculitids: A Phylogenetic Debate on a Problematic Fossil Taxon

Hardcover | August 31, 1999

byMatthew H. Nitecki, Harry Mutvei, Doris V. Nitecki

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Receptaculitids are extinct high-level fossils that provide a window into the history of life. After the discovery and analysis of a deposit of phosphatized receptaculitids on the Baltic Sea island of Öland, the authors conclude that receptaculitids possess an attribute not found in any other group of organisms, living or fossil.

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Receptaculitids are extinct high-level fossils that provide a window into the history of life. After the discovery and analysis of a deposit of phosphatized receptaculitids on the Baltic Sea island of Öland, the authors conclude that receptaculitids possess an attribute not found in any other group of organisms, living or fossil.

Format:HardcoverDimensions:258 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.01 inPublished:August 31, 1999Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:030646201X

ISBN - 13:9780306462016

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Dedication. Table of Contents. List of Illustrations. Preface. I. Introduction. II. The Biography of an Idea. III. Geology. IV. Morphological Characteristics of Fisherites orbis. V. Morphology of a Merom. VI. Quaestio disputata: Morphological Reductionism. VII. Summary and Beyond.Addendum: Horns of Dilemma: Phosphatization. Appendix I: Taxonomic Assignment of Receptaculitids. Appendix II: Names Receptaculitid Taxa. References. Authors Index. Taxonomic Index. Subject Index.