• Sign In / Register
  • Help
  • Basket0
Evolution of Dental Tissues and Paleobiology in Selachians (Hardback)
  • Evolution of Dental Tissues and Paleobiology in Selachians (Hardback)
zoom

Evolution of Dental Tissues and Paleobiology in Selachians (Hardback)

(author), (author), (author)
£78.95
Hardback 138 Pages / Published: 16/11/2017
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Chondrichthyans possess unique anatomical features compared to other vertebrates, in particular a fully cartilaginous skeleton and a permanently renewed dentition. These characteristics make the fossilization of whole bodies difficult and consequently their fossil record consists mainly of a large number of isolated teeth. The study of their dentition is therefore of primary interest for our understanding of the evolution of this group. Beyond the dental morphology, the structure of the tissues composing the dentition has proved an important source of information, sometimes difficult to interpret, on the eating habits and the paleobiology of these animals. This book makes a thorough review of the existing theories in this field of research as well as introducing new elements from more recent studies. Through close reference to the fossil record of ancient selachians it examines what the study of dental tissue in cartilaginous fish can tell us about the evolution and the past biology of these animals, as well as what we can learn about the evolution of teeth themselves.

Publisher: ISTE Press Ltd - Elsevier Inc
ISBN: 9781785481390
Number of pages: 138
Weight: 350 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm

You may also be interested in...

Natural History Of Insects
Added to basket
Where's the Poop?
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
Gorillas in the Mist
Added to basket
Our Inner Ape
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Dog Listener
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Nature of Sex
Added to basket
Birds
Added to basket
£27.99
Hardback
The Dog's Mind
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Midges in Scotland
Added to basket
RSPB Spotlight: Puffins
Added to basket
RSPB Seabirds
Added to basket
£25.00
Hardback
An African Love Story
Added to basket
The Birds of America
Added to basket
£75.00
Leather / fine binding

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.