This book offers exchanges between the fields of paleontology and zoology as patterns of biodiversity have long attracted the attention of both biologists and paleontologists. It covers the development of isolated island faunas, paleogeography and zoomorphology. The book shows that patterns are not always what they seem if looked at without a spatial or temporal reference.
About the Author
2002 Ph.D. Free University of Amsterdam
2002- present: Researcher at the National Natural History Museum of the Netherlands.
Dr. Renema is an expert on the (paleo)ecology of large benthic foraminifera in Southeast Asia and the processes leading to the origination and maintenance of high diversity in the Indo-West Pacific.
Table of Contents1 • Global Disjunctions and Flying Insects
Rienk de Jong and Cees van Achterberg 2 • Zoogeography of Freshwater Invertebrates of Southeast Asia, with special Reference to Odonata
Jan van Tol and Dirk Gassmann 3 • Distribution and speciation of megapodes (Megapodiidae) and subsequent development of their breeding behaviour
René W.R.J. Dekker 4 • The Influence of Land Barriers on the Evolution of Pontoniine Shrimps (Crustacea, Decapoda) living in Association with Molluscs and Solitary Ascidians
Charles H.J.M. Fransen 5 • Delineation of the Indo-Malayan Centre of Maximum Marine Biodiversity: the Coral Triangle
Bert W. Hoeksema 6 • Fauna Development of Larger Benthic Foraminifera in the Cenozoic of Southeast Asia
Willem Renema 7 • The role of Spain in the development of the reef brachiopod faunas during the Carboniferous
Cor F. Winkler Prins 8 • Contrasting Patterns and Mechanisms of Extinction during the Eocene-Oligocene Transition in Jamaica
Stephen K. Donovan, Roger W. Portell, and Daryl P. Domning 9 • Long-lived lake molluscs as island faunas: a bivalve perspective
Frank P. Wesselingh 10 • Patterns in insular evolution of mammals: a key to island palaeogeography
John de Vos, Lars W. van den Hoek Ostende, and Gert D. van den Bergh 11 • Islands from a snail's perspective
E. Gittenberger 12 • Morphological and genetical differentiation of lizards (Podarcis bocagei and P. hispanica) in the Ria de Arosa archipelago (Galicia, Spain) resulting from vicariance and occasional dispersal
J. W. Arntzen and P. Sá-Sousa