Paleonet: Fundamentals

Wright, Davey wright.1433 at
Tue Apr 18 15:13:25 UTC 2017

Building on Dave's reply:

I can't see the chapter in the online version, but the table of contents for the chapter on "Echinoids" (= echinoderms) looks...unconventional. Hopefully the section on the "Echinoderm-Backbone Connection" is only provided for historical purposes.




David F. Wright, PhD
Peter Buck Post-Doctoral Fellow
Department of Paleobiology
National Museum of Natural History
The Smithsonian Institution
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Washington, DC 20013-7012

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"I salute the echinoderms as a noble group especially designed to puzzle the zoologist." --Libbie H. Hyman (1955: p. vi)

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For those curious, the book that Andrzej is referring to is on Google
Books, located here:

...and yes, that opens the graptolite chapter, which looks kind of
mixed to my eye. Some stuff from new literature that I never see
discussed in textbooks, which is commendable, but then there's a lot
of inaccuracies, such as on Figure 7.3.

-Dave Bapst

On Tue, Apr 18, 2017 at 8:29 AM, Andrzej Pisera <apis at> wrote:
> Dear All,
> Have you seen already the following textbook published recently by
> (?)Springer?
> Fundamentals of Invertebrate Palaeontology. Macrofossils
> I have seen only one chapter on sponges (my field of specialization) that is
> astonishing, and I wonder if all chapter are of the same style. If so, what
> is your opinion?
> yours sincerely
> Andrzej Pisera
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