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"Fossil Invertebrates" introduces readers to the biosphere as it was hundreds of millions of years ago, when seas teemed with animal forms both familiar and strange: ammonites and corals, mollusks and sponges, crinoids and trilobites. On land, terrestrial forms were beginning to make their mark, leaving behind traces such as burrows and track ways and other fossil evidence ...more
Hardcover, 208 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Harvard University Press
(first published January 1st 2005)
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Each major group of invertebrates to leave a fossil record has a long introduction, followed by brief articles about some of the more common fossilized (but not necessarily extinct)genera. The weakness is the difficulty of looking up anything: the introductions to groups have no subsections and the genus articles within each phylum or class are in alphabetical order, instead of grouped taxonomically. The strength is the great photographs of almost every genus discussed.