Retrograde Evolution During Major Extinction Crises by Jean GuexRetrograde Evolution During Major Extinction Crises by Jean Guex

Retrograde Evolution During Major Extinction Crises

byJean Guex

Paperback | February 16, 2016

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This book is the first of its kind, providing in-depth analysis of the retrograde evolution occurring during major extinction periods. The text offers a non-strictly adaptative explanation of repetition of phyla after the major extinctions, utilizing a study of seven phylogenetically distinct groups. This opens a new experimental field in evolutionary biology with the possibility of reconstructing ancestral forms in lab by applying artificial stresses.
Jean Guex, Professor Emeritus, University of Lausanne (email:
Title:Retrograde Evolution During Major Extinction CrisesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:77 pagesPublished:February 16, 2016Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3319279165

ISBN - 13:9783319279169


Table of Contents

1) Introduction to retrograde evolutionary changes during major environmental crises 

2) Evolution of planctonic foraminifera 

3) Evolution of Radiolarians

4) Evolution of ammonoids and Nautiloids 

5) Evolution of corals 

6) Evolution of conodonts 

7) Evolution of silicoflagelli
ds as an example of unique lab experiment

Editorial Reviews

"This book is about fossils, and, thus, the images of various creatures of the Past dominate the book's pages. The readers will praise the author for his care of them: the informative abstract, the clear conclusion, the lengthy list of references, and the detailed index of fossil names facilitate understanding of GUEX'S ideas and simplify reading of his marvelous book. GUEX'S book is must read to all modern palaeontologists and stratigraphers. Many biologists and geologists will also find it useful" (Dmitry a. ruban, Zentralblatt für Geologie und Paläontologie, iss. 5 - 6, 2016)