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Bonebeds: Genesis, Analysis, and Paleobiological Significance

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

Abstract

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 history. Often spectacularly preserved, bonebeds—both modern and ancient—can reveal more about life histories, ecological associations, and preservation patterns than any single skeleton or bone. For this reason, they are frequently studied by paleobiologists, geologists, and archeologists seeking to piece together the vertebrate record. In this book, thirteen researchers combine their experiences to prov ... More

Keywords: fossil record, bonebeds, skeletal remains, vertebrate animals, preservation, data collection, bonebed research, ancient life, life histories, ecological associations

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780226723709
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226723730.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Raymond R. Rogers, editor

David A. Eberth, editor

Anthony R. Fiorillo, editor

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