Taphonomy as an Indicator of Behavior Among Fossil Crinoids

Title

Taphonomy as an Indicator of Behavior Among Fossil Crinoids

Files

Document Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Echinoderm paleobiology

Editors

Ausich, William I., and G. D. Webster

Description

The dominant faunal elements in shallow Paleozoic oceans, echinoderms are important to understanding these marine ecosystems. Echinoderms (which include such animals as sea stars, crinoids or sea lilies, sea urchins, sand dollars, and sea cucumbers) have left a rich and, for science, extremely useful fossil record. For various reasons, they provide the ideal source for answers to the questions that will help us develop a more complete understanding of global environmental and biodiversity changes. This volume highlights the modern study of fossil echinoderms and is organized into five parts: echinoderm paleoecology, functional morphology, and paleoecology; evolutionary paleoecology; morphology for refined phylogenetic studies; innovative applications of data encoded in echinoderms; and information on new crinoid data sets.

ISBN

9780253351289

Publication Date

2008

Publisher

Indiana University Press

City

Bloomington

Keywords

Echinodermata, Fossils

Disciplines

Marine Biology