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The Resource The Crato fossil beds of Brazil : window into an ancient world, David M. Martill, University of Portsmouth; Günter Bechly, Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Stuttgart; Robert F. Loveridge, University of Portsmouth

The Crato fossil beds of Brazil : window into an ancient world, David M. Martill, University of Portsmouth; Günter Bechly, Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Stuttgart; Robert F. Loveridge, University of Portsmouth

Label
The Crato fossil beds of Brazil : window into an ancient world
Title
The Crato fossil beds of Brazil
Title remainder
window into an ancient world
Statement of responsibility
David M. Martill, University of Portsmouth; Günter Bechly, Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Stuttgart; Robert F. Loveridge, University of Portsmouth
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This beautifully illustrated 2007 volume (paperback edition 2011) describes the entire flora and fauna of the famous Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of Brazil - one of the world's most important fossil deposits, exhibiting exceptional preservation. A wide range of invertebrates and vertebrates are covered, including extended sections on pterosaurs and insects. Two chapters are devoted to plants. Many of the chapters include descriptions of new species and re-descriptions and appraisals of taxa published in obscure places, rendering them available to a wider audience. Fossil descriptions are supported by detailed explanations of the geological history of the deposit and its tectonic setting. Drawing on expertise from around the world and specimens from the most important museum collections, this book forms an essential reference for researchers and enthusiasts with an interest in Mesozoic fossils
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
560.177
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QE634
LC item number
C7 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Martill, David M.
  • Bechly, Günter
  • Loveridge, Robert F.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Paleontology
  • Paleontology
  • Fossils
  • Insects, Fossil
  • Cretaceous Geologic Period
  • Fossils
  • Insects, Fossil
  • Paleontology
  • Brazil
Label
The Crato fossil beds of Brazil : window into an ancient world, David M. Martill, University of Portsmouth; Günter Bechly, Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Stuttgart; Robert F. Loveridge, University of Portsmouth
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction to the Crato Formation / David M. Martill and Günter Bechly -- 2. The geology of the Crato Formation / David M. Martill -- 3. Stratigraphy of the Crato Formation / David M. Martill and Ulrich Heimhofer -- 4. The sedimentology and depositional environment of the Crato Formation / Ulrich Heimhofer and David M. Martill -- 5. Commercial exploitation of the Crato Formation / José Artur Ferreira Gomes de Andrade -- 6. Preparation techniques for Crato Formation fossils / Michael Schwickert -- 7. Taphonomy and preservation of Crato Formation arthropods / Dederica Menon and David M. Martill -- 8. Chilopoda: centipedes / David M. Martill -- 9. Arachnida: spiders, scorpions and allies / Jason A. Dunlop, Federica Menon and Paul A. Selden -- 10. Crustacea of the Crato Formation / Günter Schweigert, David M. Martill and Mark Williams -- 11. Insects of the Crato Formation / Günter Bechly, Arnold H. Staniczek, Rainer Willmann, Fabian Haas, David A. Grimaldi, Sam W. Heads, Rafael G. Martins-Neto, Federica Menon, Jacek Szwedo, Yuri A. Popov, Karin Wolf-Schwenninger, Wolfgang Schawaller, Till Osten, and Jana Willkommen -- 12. The Crato Formation fish fauna / Paulo M. Brito -- 13. Anurans of the Crato Formation / Maria Eduarda C. Leal, David M. Martill and Paulo M. Brito -- 14. Turtles of the Crato Formation / Darren Naish -- 15. Lizards of the Crato Formation / David M. Martill -- 16. Crocodilians of the Crato Formation: evidence for enigmatic species / Eberhard 'Dino' Frey and Steven W. Salisbury -- 17. Pterosaurs of the Crato Formation / David M. Unwin and David M. Martill -- 18. Birds of the Crato Formation / Darren Naish, David M. Martill and Ian Merrick --19. The macrophyte flora of the Crato Formation / Barbara A.R. Mohr, Mary E.C. Bernardes-de-Oliveira and Robert F. Loveridge -- 20. Spores and pollen from the Crato Formation: biostratigraphic and palaeoenvironmental implications / David J. Batten -- 21. Miscellaneous biota / David M. Martill -- Appendix: species list for the Crato Formation / David M. Martill, Günter Bechly and Sam W. Heads
Control code
720599317
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xvi, 625 pages
Isbn
9780521300803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)720599317
Label
The Crato fossil beds of Brazil : window into an ancient world, David M. Martill, University of Portsmouth; Günter Bechly, Staatliches Museum für Naturkunde, Stuttgart; Robert F. Loveridge, University of Portsmouth
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1. Introduction to the Crato Formation / David M. Martill and Günter Bechly -- 2. The geology of the Crato Formation / David M. Martill -- 3. Stratigraphy of the Crato Formation / David M. Martill and Ulrich Heimhofer -- 4. The sedimentology and depositional environment of the Crato Formation / Ulrich Heimhofer and David M. Martill -- 5. Commercial exploitation of the Crato Formation / José Artur Ferreira Gomes de Andrade -- 6. Preparation techniques for Crato Formation fossils / Michael Schwickert -- 7. Taphonomy and preservation of Crato Formation arthropods / Dederica Menon and David M. Martill -- 8. Chilopoda: centipedes / David M. Martill -- 9. Arachnida: spiders, scorpions and allies / Jason A. Dunlop, Federica Menon and Paul A. Selden -- 10. Crustacea of the Crato Formation / Günter Schweigert, David M. Martill and Mark Williams -- 11. Insects of the Crato Formation / Günter Bechly, Arnold H. Staniczek, Rainer Willmann, Fabian Haas, David A. Grimaldi, Sam W. Heads, Rafael G. Martins-Neto, Federica Menon, Jacek Szwedo, Yuri A. Popov, Karin Wolf-Schwenninger, Wolfgang Schawaller, Till Osten, and Jana Willkommen -- 12. The Crato Formation fish fauna / Paulo M. Brito -- 13. Anurans of the Crato Formation / Maria Eduarda C. Leal, David M. Martill and Paulo M. Brito -- 14. Turtles of the Crato Formation / Darren Naish -- 15. Lizards of the Crato Formation / David M. Martill -- 16. Crocodilians of the Crato Formation: evidence for enigmatic species / Eberhard 'Dino' Frey and Steven W. Salisbury -- 17. Pterosaurs of the Crato Formation / David M. Unwin and David M. Martill -- 18. Birds of the Crato Formation / Darren Naish, David M. Martill and Ian Merrick --19. The macrophyte flora of the Crato Formation / Barbara A.R. Mohr, Mary E.C. Bernardes-de-Oliveira and Robert F. Loveridge -- 20. Spores and pollen from the Crato Formation: biostratigraphic and palaeoenvironmental implications / David J. Batten -- 21. Miscellaneous biota / David M. Martill -- Appendix: species list for the Crato Formation / David M. Martill, Günter Bechly and Sam W. Heads
Control code
720599317
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First paperback edition.
Extent
xvi, 625 pages
Isbn
9780521300803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)720599317

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