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Cenozoic Seas

The View From Eastern North America, 1st Edition

By Edward J. Petuch

CRC Press

328 pages | 138 B/W Illus.

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>The rich fossil record of the Atlantic and Gulf coastal plains of the United States is a gold mine for interested scientists. The last thirty million years of Earth history are superbly chronicled by a succession of fossil assemblages extending from the St. Lawrence River to Florida. Marine scientists, paleontologists, and systematic biologists alike need a thorough guide to interpret this history.

Cenozoic Seas: The View from Eastern North America analyzes the changing geography, the arrival and departures of ecosystems and species, and the affect of climate on living things. The author classifies all of the region's fossil-bearing formations and their contents within a logical, descriptive framework of space and time, providing a clear path for those studying evolution and extinction within specific communities of organisms.

The book is also an excellent field guide for fossil collectors, providing detailed information for all species illustrated. Many organisms have never before been illustrated in a book on fossil shells.

Reviews

"In this very interesting and different kind of academic book, Petuch … has generated a paleogeographic world of the Gulf Coast and Atlantic Coastal Plain … . … [L]ibraries that cover systematic zoology will probably need to acquire this book."

- CHOICE

"Ed Petuch's latest book will be welcomed by many loyal fossil collectors, is necessary for serious researchers dealing with Western Atlantic gastropod groups, and is of interest to students of evolution, ecology, stratigraphy and oceanography. … It will help collectors understand their shells as living organisms … [and] put their shells in a framework of time and space … . The photography in this book is very good … . … [O]verall this book succeeds in its basic premise: to divide the east coast malacofaunas into communities … . "

- American Conchologist

"Petuch lays the groundwork for those who want to study evolution and extinction within specific communities…and evaluate how different community types were affected by changes in geography and climate. His descriptive foundation allows us to view events in the history of life in the specific environmental and biotic contexts in which evolution, invasion, and extinction take place. There are no apples and oranges in the fossil record, but the present book will stimulate the kind of research in which metaphorical apples and oranges will no longer be confused. We shall all benefit from the fruits of Petuch's pioneering efforts."

Geerat J. Vermeij, University of California at Davis, from The Foreword

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

PALEOSEAS OF CENOZOIC EASTERN NORTH AMERICA

Geochronology and Geography of the Eastern American Paleoseas

The Choctaw Sea

The Okeechobean Sea

The Raritan Sea

The Salisbury Sea

The Albemarle Sea

The Charlston Sea

Deposition within the Eastern North American Paleoseas

BIOGEOGRAPHY OF THE EASTERN AMERICAN PALEOSEAS

Marine Province of Rupelian to Earliest Chattian Oligocene Time

The Proto-Transmarian Province

The Antiguan Province

The Pernambucan Province

Marine Provinces of Latest Chattian Oligocene to late Tortonian Miocene Time

The Transmarian Province

The Baitoan Province

The Platensian Province

Marine Provinces of Late Tortonian Miocene to Calabrian Pleistocene Time

The Caloosahatchian Province

The Gatunian Province

The Camachoan Province

Marine Provinces of Early Pleistocene to Recent Time

The Carolinian Province

The Caribbean Province

The Brazilian Province

OLIGOCENE AND EARLIEST MIOCENE SEAS

Communities and Environments of the Bainbridge Subsea

Communities and Environments of the Silverdale Subsea

Communities and Environments of the Tampa Subsea

EARLY MIOCENE SEAS

Communities and Environments of the Chipola Subsea

Communities and Environments of the Calvert Subsea

Communities and Environments of the Pamlico Subsea

MIDDLE AND LATE MIOCENE SEAS

Communities and Environments of the Patuxent Subsea

Communities and Environments of the St. Mary's Subsea

Communities and Environments of the Rappahannock Subsea

Communities and Environments of the Walton Subsea

Communities and Environments of the Alaqua Subsea

Communities and Environments of the Polk Subsea

Communities and Environments of the Charlotte Subsea

EARLY AND LATE PLIOCENE SEAS

Communities and Environments of the Williamsburg Subsea

Communities and Environments of the Murdock Subsea

Communities and Environments of the Santee Subsea

Communities and Environments of the Yorktown Subsea

Communities and Environments of the Duplin Subsea

Communities and Environments of the Jackson Subsea

THE EVERGLADES PSEUDOATOLL

The Early Piacenzian Communities of the Everglades Pseudoatoll

The Middle Piacenzian Communities of the Everglades Pseudoatoll

The Late Piacenzian Communities of the Everglades Pseudoatoll

LATEST PLIOCENE AND EARLIEST PLEISTOCENE SEAS

Communities and Environments of the Croatan Subsea

Communities and Environments of the Waccamaw Subsea

Communities and Environments of the Nashua Lagoon System

Communities and Environments of the Caloosahatchee Subsea

EARLY AND LATE PLEISTOCENE SEAS

Communities and Environments of the Loxahatchee Subsea

Communities and Environments of the Belle Glade Subsea

Communities and Environments of the Socastee Lagoon System

Communities and Environments of the Lake Worth Subsea

Communities and Environments of the Champlain Sea

BIOTIC PATTERNS IN TIME AND SPACE

Patterns of Extinction in the Eastern North American Paleoseas

The Suwannean Extinction

The Chipolan Extinction

The Transmarian Extinction

The Caloosahatchian Extinction

The Evergladesian Extinction

Geographical Heterochrony in Eastern North America

SYSTEMATIC APPENDIX

Descriptions of New Index Species and Genera

INDEX

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI027000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
SCI031000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geology
SCI039000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology