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Fossil Species as Data: A Perspective from Echinoderms

William I. Ausich

in Species and Speciation in the Fossil Record

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226377445
eISBN:
9780226377582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226377582.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

Our intuition is that species-level, fossil data are problematic for studying the tempo and mode of evolutionary history. In this chapter, the fidelity of species-level data of fossil echinoderms is ... More


The “Species Concept” and the Beginnings of Paleobiology

David Sepkoski

in Species and Speciation in the Fossil Record

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226377445
eISBN:
9780226377582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226377582.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology: Biology

In the late 1940s, the discipline of paleontology took major steps towards becoming more fully integrated into the community of evolutionary biology. Key to this process was the development of ... More


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