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Fossil Insects

Fossil Insects

An introduction to palaeoentomology

  • Author: David Penney,James E Jepson
  • Publisher: Siri Scientific Press
  • ISBN: 095745306X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 224
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Palaeoentomology represents the interface between two huge scientific disciplines: palaeontology – the study of fossils, and entomology – the study of insects. However, fossils rarely feature extensively in books on insects, and likewise, insects rarely feature in books about fossils. Similarly, college or university palaeontology courses rarely have an entomological component and entomology courses do not usually consider the fossil record of insects in any detail. This is not due to a lack of insect fossils. The fossil record of insects is incredibly diverse in terms of taxonomic scope, age range (Devonian to Recent), mode of preservation (amber and rock) and geographical distribution (fossil insects have been recorded from all continents, including Antarctica). In this book the authors aim to help bridge the palaeontology–entomology gap by providing a broadly accessible introduction to some of the best preserved fossil insects from a wide range of deposits from around the globe, many of which are beautifully illustrated by colour photographs. Also covered are insect behaviour and ecology in the fossil record, sub-fossil insects, trace fossils and insect species longevity. Just as insects are useful as ecological indicators today, the same can be expected to be true of the past. Such applications of the insect fossil record are briefly discussed. It is hoped that this book will encourage a few future researchers to enter the fascinating realm of palaeoentomology and to this end there is a section on how to become a palaeoentomologist. However, it is aimed at a much broader audience – those with an interest in fossils and/or insects in general, who will no doubt marvel at the diversity and excellent preservation of the fossils illustrated.

Rhythms of Insect Evolution

Rhythms of Insect Evolution

Evidence from the Jurassic and Cretaceous in Northern China

  • Author: Dong Ren,Chungkun Shih,Taiping Gao,Yongjie Wang,Yunzhi Yao
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1119427991
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 728
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Documents morphology, taxonomy, phylogeny, evolutionary changes, and interactions of 23 orders of insects from the Middle Jurassic and Early Cretaceous faunas in Northern China This book showcases 23 different orders of insect fossils from the Mid Mesozoic period (165 to 125 Ma) that were discovered in Northeastern China. It covers not only their taxonomy and morphology, but also their potential implications on natural sciences, such as phylogeny, function, interaction, evolution, and ecology. It covers fossil sites; paleogeology; co-existing animals and plants in well-balanced eco-systems; insects in the spotlight; morphological evolution and functional development; and interactions of insects with co-existing plants, vertebrates, and other insects. The book also includes many elegant and beautiful photographs, line drawings, and 3-D reconstructions of fossilized and extant insects. Rhythms of Insect Evolution: Evidence from the Jurassic and Cretaceous in Northern China features chapter coverage of such insects as the: Ephemeroptera; Odonata; Blattaria; Isoptera; Orthoptera; Notoptera; Dermaptera; Chresmodidae; Phasmatodea; Plecoptera; Psocoptera; Homoptera; Heteroptera; Megaloptera; Raphidioptera; Neuroptera; Coleoptera; Hymenoptera Diptera; Mecoptera; Siphonaptera; Trichoptera and Lepidoptera. Combines academic natural science, popular science, and artistic presentation to illustrate rhythms of evolution for fossil insects from the Mid Mesozoic of Northern China Documents morphology, taxonomy, phylogeny, and evolutionary changes of 23 orders of insects from the Middle Jurassic and Early Cretaceous faunas in Northern China Presents interactions of insects with plants, vertebrates, and other insects based on well-preserved fossil evidence Uses photos of extant insects and plants, fossil and amber specimens, line drawings, and 3-D computer-generated reconstruction artworks to give readers clear and enjoyable impressions of the scientific findings Introduces insect-related stories from western and Chinese culture in text or sidebars to give global readers broader exposures Rhythms of Insect Evolution: Evidence from the Jurassic and Cretaceous in Northern China will appeal to entomologists, evolutionists, paleontologists, paleoecologists, and natural scientists.

Proceedings

Proceedings

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History of Insects

History of Insects

  • Author: A.P. Rasnitsyn,Donald L. Quicke
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 140200026X
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 517
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This is the first single book to cover the whole of the fossil history of insects so comprehensively. The volume embraces subjects from the history of insect palaeontology to the diagnostic features of all insect orders, both extant and extinct.

Proceedings of the 2nd Congress on Palaeoentomology "Fossil Insects"

Proceedings of the 2nd Congress on Palaeoentomology

Kraków, Poland, 5-9 September 2001

  • Author: Ewa Krzemińska,Wiesław Krzemiński
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Animals
  • Page: 440
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Insect Evolution in an Amberiferous and Stone Alphabet

Insect Evolution in an Amberiferous and Stone Alphabet

Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on Fossil Insects, Arthropods and Amber

  • Author: Dany Azar,Michael Engel,Edmund Jarzembowski,L. Krogmann,A. Nel,Jorge Santiago-Blay
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9004210717
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 210
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This is an edited book with original scientific papers of the results of the 6th International Congress on Fossil Insects, Arthropods and Amber (FossilX3) held in Byblos, Lebanon in April, 2013. In the tradition of previous congresses, researchers from around the world gathered to discuss the latest developments and to build new co-operative endeavours. Recognizing that the future of our science is one of interdisciplinary collaboration, these meetings steadily grow in importance, and proceedings such as this reveal the latest hypotheses and conclusions, while inspiring others toward newer and greater goals.

The Carboniferous-Permian Transition

The Carboniferous-Permian Transition

Bulletin 60

  • Author: Spencer G. Lucas,William A. DiMichele,James E. Barrick,Joerg W. Schneider,Justin A. Spielmann
  • Publisher: New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science
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  • Category: Geology, Stratigraphic
  • Page: 465
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Fertile Ground

Fertile Ground

Papers in Honour of Susan Limbrey

  • Author: David N. Smith,Megan Brickley,Katharine Wendy McLaughlin Smith
  • Publisher: Oxbow Books Limited
  • ISBN: 9781842171448
  • Category: History
  • Page: 165
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The fourteen papers in this volume focus on the environmental archaeology of Britain, uncovering a rich seam of evidence from what might, to the uninitiated, seem like the most unlikely places. They are centred on issues looked at by Susan Limbrey during her career, and presented in her honour on the occasion of her retirement.

African Entomology

African Entomology

Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa

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  • Category: Entomology
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Remarkable insects of South Africa

Remarkable insects of South Africa

  • Author: Lambert Smith
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781875093434
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 208
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