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Bonebeds: Genesis, Analysis, and Paleobiological Significance

Raymond R. Rogers, David A. Eberth, and Anthony R. Fiorillo (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226723709
eISBN:
9780226723730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723730.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The vertebrate fossil record extends back more than 500 million years, and bonebeds—localized concentrations of the skeletal remains of vertebrate animals—help unlock the secrets of this long ... More


A Conceptual Framework for the Genesis and Analysis of Vertebrate Skeletal Concentrations

Raymond R. Rogers and Susan M. Kidwell

in Bonebeds: Genesis, Analysis, and Paleobiological Significance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226723709
eISBN:
9780226723730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723730.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Bonebeds are remarkable features of the vertebrate fossil record that can embody ancient environmental catastrophes and, thus, reveal some of the most dramatic aspects of past ecosystems. They can ... More


Bonebeds through Time

Anna K. Behrensmeyer

in Bonebeds: Genesis, Analysis, and Paleobiological Significance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226723709
eISBN:
9780226723730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723730.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Bonebeds have attracted great interest for centuries and remain a source of many important specimens that document the history of the vertebrates. Perhaps in part because of the sheer diversity of ... More


A Bonebeds Database: Classification, Biases, and Patterns of Occurrence

David A. Eberth, Matthew Shannon, and Brent C. Noland

in Bonebeds: Genesis, Analysis, and Paleobiological Significance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226723709
eISBN:
9780226723730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723730.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter, which presents and reviews a database of 383 citations that refer to more than 1,000 bonebeds, offers additional insight into how bonebeds formed in the past and what they can tell us ... More


From Bonebeds to Paleobiology: Applications of Bonebed Data

Donald B. Brinkman, David A. Eberth, and Philip J. Currie

in Bonebeds: Genesis, Analysis, and Paleobiological Significance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226723709
eISBN:
9780226723730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723730.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Bonebeds are of interest to paleobiologists because they yield large numbers of fossils and, thus, provide important morphologic and taxonomic data sets that are the primary basis for integrative ... More


: A Practical Approach to the Study of Bonebeds

David A. Eberth, Raymond R. Rogers, and Anthony R. Fiorillo

in Bonebeds: Genesis, Analysis, and Paleobiological Significance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226723709
eISBN:
9780226723730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723730.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Every bonebed preserved in the stratigraphic record reflects the interplay of complex physical, chemical, and biological phenomena. Rocks provide the overall context for bonebeds preserved in the ... More


Numerical Methods for Bonebed Analysis

Richard W. Blob and Catherine Badgley

in Bonebeds: Genesis, Analysis, and Paleobiological Significance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226723709
eISBN:
9780226723730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723730.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter discusses several kinds of quantitative analysis of bonebed assemblages in relation to particular research questions, first reviewing protocols for counting specimens recovered from ... More


Trace Element Geochemistry of Bonebeds

Clive Trueman

in Bonebeds: Genesis, Analysis, and Paleobiological Significance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226723709
eISBN:
9780226723730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723730.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Fossil bones and teeth are the last physical remains of once-living vertebrates, and the chemistry of these fossils at least in part reflects the biochemistry of the individual. If the mineral phase ... More


Stable Isotope Geochemistry of Bonebed Fossils: Reconstructing Paleoenvironments, Paleoecology, and Paleobiology

Henry Fricke

in Bonebeds: Genesis, Analysis, and Paleobiological Significance

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226723709
eISBN:
9780226723730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226723730.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The tissues of living animals contain carbon, oxygen, and nitrogen, which are sourced from the food, water, and air that animals ingest and respire. This linkage holds true for vertebrate hardparts ... More


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