Ostracods in British Stratigraphy

Edited by J. E. Whittaker & M. B. Hart

 

This book charts the stratigraphical distribution of ostracods in the Cambrian to Pleistocene deposits of Britain and outlines their utility for dating and correlating rock sequences, as well as indicating aspects of their palaeoenvironmental and palaeogeographical significance. These small bivalved crustaceans are the most abundant arthropods in the fossil record. Indeed, the stratigraphy of Britain, which embraces many type-sequences, provides a particularly rich and full record of them, from at least the basal Ordovician, and from the British Cambrian there is a biostratigraphy based on their relatives, the bradoriids and phosphatocopids. Ostracod distributions demonstrate the ecological success story of the group, occupying as they do marine, non-marine and even "terrestrial" habitats.

Written by current specialists in the field, this book is an authoritative account and will be welcomed by all micropalaeontologists and applied geologists in the industrial and academic world alike. It is richly illustrated with over 80 plates of electron micrographs and specially drawn maps, diagrams and range-charts.
European customers, please order direct from the Geological Society, +44-(0)1225-445046.
Published on behalf of The Micropalaeontological Society
Product Code:1068
Publisher:GSL on behalf of TMS
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ISBN:1862392749
Media:Hardcover
Pages:496

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