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Morphometric methods in biostratigraphy

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Published by Academic Press in London, New York .
Written in English


  • Paleontology, Stratigraphic -- Statistical methods.,
  • Micropaleontology -- Statistical methods.,
  • Morphology -- Statistical methods.

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StatementRichard A. Reyment.
LC ClassificationsQE721.2.S7 R49
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 175 p. :
Number of Pages175
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4425761M
ISBN 100125869800
LC Control Number79041521

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The lithostratigraphy and biostratigraphy of the Pattenau-Formation is studied by means of cephalopods, foraminifera and radiolarians in almost complete sections in . Morphometric analysis of microfossils from stratigraphic sections can augment the resolution of existing biostratigraphic zonations. Figure 1 shows changes vs. age in the average morphometrically defined shape of tests in populations of the planktonic foraminifera Globoquadrina : Web page. Application of morphometric techniques therefore ben-efits any research field that depends upon comparative morphology: this includes systematics and evolutionary biology, biostratigraphy, and developmental biology (including studies of growth patterns within species, modularity, and evolutionary patterns such as heter-ochrony, etc.). Graphic correlation is a widely accepted deterministic technique for ranking fossil occurrences according to the geological time represented in a set of reference sections. This approach has broad applications to solving biostratigraphic and sedimentologic problems (see Mann & Lane).. The format for a graphic correlation is an x–y crossplot on which biostratigraphic data (tops, Link: Web page.

Integrated megafossil-foraminiferal biostratigraphy of the Santonian to lower Campanian (Upper Cretaceous) succession in northwestern Hokkaido, Japan Seiichi Toshimitsu, Seijuro Maiya, Yoko Inoue, Takemi Takahashi. straightforward way to ostracode outlines, it may happen that two very similar outlines lead to rather different control points. This is the case for instance with the two (artificial) elliptic. Methods of quantitative biostratigraphy can be grouped into several categories. The first category consists of the quantification of the index-fossil concept including measurement of the attributes of an index fossil as well as the relative biostratigraphic values of the species concerned. Morphometric methods in biostratigraphy: Academic Cited by: Abstract. Many authors have complained about the chaotic nature of stratigraphic terminology. One of the historical reasons for this is that the term biostratigraphy has been mostly used in a chronological sense.

Quantitative and Morphometric Methods in Taxonomy (D. Harper & A. Owen). Phylogenetic Systematics and Palaeontology (S. Carlson). Computer-based Serial Section Reconstruction (M. Herbert). Statistical and Imaging Methods Applied to Deformed Fossils (N. Hughes). Computer Models of Fossil Morphology (A. Swan). Quantitative Biostratigraphy (H. In order to explore the relation between qualitative and numerical methods, this book is started with a review of principles and definitions in stratigraphy in this chapter and the next one, emphasizing the biosphere record. Quantitative biostratigraphy Numerical methods in biostratigraphy make use of the quantified fossil record in.   Papers on quantitative and morphometric methods in taxonomy (Harper and Owen), phylogenetic systematics (Carlson) and community analysis (Etter) provide comprehensive overviews of the range of quantitative applications in these ®elds with case studies, whereas the chapter on quantitative biostratigraphy (Armstrong) focuses mainly, but . BOOK REVIEWS be even more perfect. In my eyes, these questions are related to the long developmental history of the volume. The project was originally scheduled to end in , and the target was to have final manu-scripts completed during the fall of The volume, however, was published in late For the reader, this means that the.