Synopses & Reviews
Relying on the latest analytical techniques, this all-embracing new reference offers comprehensive coverage of the development, evolution, and morphology of both fossil and living cephalopods. In 34 in-depth chapters a group of 51 international neontologists and peleontologists offer and opverview of current methods, data, analyses, and interpretations, and posit suggestions for future research. With its unparalleled combination of first-rate contributions on living and fossil cephalopods, this book provides researchers and advanced students in paleontology, invertebrate zoology, evolutionary biology, and allied disciplines with a trove of recent data and authoritative interpretations that will immeasurably benefit their own studies.
Table of Contents
Development and Evolution. Cephalopod Development and Evolution: Biological Insight into Ontogenesis as a Guide to Paelomorphology; S.V. Boletzky. Hatching of Nautilus macromphalus in the Toba Aquarium, Japan; K. Uchiyama, K. Tanabe. Comparative Analysis of Some Morphometric Characters in Two Sepiolids: Sepietta neglecta (Naef, 1916) and Sepietta oweniana (Orbigny, 1840); E. Lefkaditou, P. Kaspiris. Form, Construction, and Function. Ultrastructural Studies on the Epidermis of Adult Octopus vulgaris (Cuvier, 1797); S. Lenz. Comparative Immunohistochemical and Immunocytochemical Investigations on the Location of Haemocyanin Synthesis in Dibranchiate and Tetrabranchiate Cephalopods (Sepia and Nautilus); P. Ruth, et al. Ultrastructural Studies of the Suckers of Newly Hatched Eledone moschata and Octopus vulgaris (Mollusca; Cephalopoda); H. Schmidtberg. Taphonomy, Palaeoecology, Palaeobiogeography, Biostratigraphy, and Basin Analysis. Rollmarks of Soft Parts and a Possible Crop Content of Late Cretaceous Ammonites from the Slovenian Kars; H. Summesberger, et al. Possible Cephalopod Reproductive Mass Mortality Reflected by Middle Carboniferous Assemblages, Arkansas, Southern United States; W.L. Manger, et al. 26 additional articles. Index.