Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Utility of fossil cuticle morphology applied to the taphonomy and taxonomy of decapod crustaceans
by Waugh, David A., Ph.D., Kent State University, 2013, 146; 3618978
Abstract (Summary)

The purpose of the dissertation is to examine the microstructural variations within cuticle of brachyuran decapod crustaceans, the crabs and other selected decapods, in order to identify innovative character states in extant organisms and in whole or fragmentary fossil material that can be observed, coded, and treated in phylogenetic analyses. This is an entirely new approach to the study of decapod phylogeny that will link fossil and extant decapod datasets in a manner that previously has been impossible.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Feldmann, Rodney M.
School: Kent State University
Department: Geology
School Location: United States -- Ohio
Source: DAI-B 75/08(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Paleontology
Keywords: Cuticle, Cuticle microstructure, Decapods
Publication Number: 3618978
ISBN: 978-1-303-87583-0
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