Document Detail


Fossil spiders.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19961468     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Over the last three decades, the fossil record of spiders has increased from being previously biased towards Tertiary ambers and a few dubious earlier records, to one which reveals a much greater diversity in the Mesozoic, with many of the modern families present in that era, and with clearer evidence of the evolutionary history of the group. We here record the history of palaeoarachnology and the major breakthroughs which form the basis of studies on fossil spiders. Understanding the preservation and taphonomic history of spider fossils is crucial to interpretation of fossil spider morphology. We also review the more recent descriptions of fossil spiders and the effect these discoveries have had on the phylogenetic tree of spiders. We discuss some features of the evolutionary history of spiders and present ideas for future work.
Authors:
Paul A Selden; David Penney
Related Documents :
2678088 - Unexpected ultrasonographic prenatal diagnosis of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney ...
1658328 - Wadia type olivopontocerebellar degeneration: a case history and review of literature.
7266868 - Hadju-cheney syndrome. report of a non-familial case.
11295788 - Family history information on essential tremor: potential biases related to the source ...
331178 - Ophthalmoplegic migraine: amelioration by flufenamic acid, a prostaglandin inhibitor.
759738 - Systemic mastocytosis with review of gastrointestinal manifestations.
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-11-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society     Volume:  85     ISSN:  1469-185X     ISO Abbreviation:  Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc     Publication Date:  2010 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-01-18     Completed Date:  2010-03-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0414576     Medline TA:  Biol Rev Camb Philos Soc     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  171-206     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Paleontological Institute and Department of Geology, University of Kansas, Lindley Hall, 1475 Jayhawk Boulevard, Lawrence, Kansas 66045, USA. selden@ku.edu
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Evolution
Extinction, Biological
Fossils*
Spiders / anatomy & histology*,  genetics

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Non-surgical management of paraesthesia and pain associated with endodontic sealer extrusion into th...
Next Document:  Biological collections and ecological/ environmental research: a review, some observations and a loo...