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1. Theory of Taphonomy

Christian Emig
Death: a key information in marine palaeoecology

Sixto Rafael Fernández-López and Yolanda Fernández-Jalvo
The limit between biostratinomy and fossildiagenesis

Sixto Rafael Fernández-López, Yolanda Fernández-Jalvo and Luís Alcalá
Accumulation: taphonomic concept and other palaeontological uses

Paul Palmqvist, Miquel De Renzi and Alfonso Arribas
Taphonomic analysis as a source of paleobiologic information

Belén Soutullo
Hysteresis and the fossil record-Fossils as dissipative structures

2. Taphonomy and Paleobiology

   2.1 Evolutionary Paleobiology

Ronald E. Martin
Cyclic and secular trends in preservation through geologic time: implications for the evolution of biogeochemical cycles

Miquel De Renzi and Sonia Ros
How do factors affecting preservation influence our perception of rates of evolution and extinction? The case of bivalve diversity during the Phanerozoic

Eustoquio Molina, Laia Alegret, Ignacio Arenillas and José Antonio Arz
Taphonomy in analysis of the pattern of extinction at the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary

   2.2. Paleoecology and Paleobiogeography

Richard A. Fariña
Taphonomy and Palaeoecology of the South American giant mammals

Carolina D’Arpa and Guillermo Meléndez
Oxfordian Passendorferiinae (Perisphictidae, Ammonoidea) from West-Sicilian and Iberian basins: Testing biogeographic and taphonomic dispersal

Darren R. Gröcke, Paul Palmqvist and Alfonso Arribas
Biogeochemical inferences on the Early Pleistocene large mammals paleocommunity from Venta Micena (Guadix-Baza basin, southeastern Spain)

A.C. Marra and L. Bonfiglio
Taphonomy of hyena dens: an "insular" perspective

Paul Palmqvist
On the community structure of the large mammals assemblage from Dmanisi (East Georgia, Caucasus)

Martha Tappen, Reid Ferring, David Lordkipanidze, Abesalom Vekua and Gotcha Kiladze
Preliminary observations on the vertebrate taphonomy of the Dmanisi locality in the Republic of Georgia

3. Taphonomy of Shell Concentrations

Susan M. Kidwell
Ecological fidelity of abundance data from time-averaged fossil assemblages: Good news from the dead

Susan M. Kidwell
The stratigraphy of skeletal concentrations: Testing for broad-scale trends

Italo Di Geronimo, Carlo Messina, Antonietta Rosso and Rossana Sanfilippo
Taphonomic data in paleoenvironmental reconstruction of shelly concentrations in a dune system

Ester Farinati, Jorge O. Spagnuolo and Salvador Aliotta
Bioerosion and dissolution of molluscs in Holocene deposits in the Bahía Blanca Estuary, Argentina

Ana Márquez-Aliaga and Sonia Ros
Taphonomy richness of the scarce spanish bivalves Triassic record: some examples to be discussed

Ana Parras and Silvio Casadío
Oyster concentrations from the San Julián Formation, Paleogene of Patagonia, Argentina: Taphonomic Analysis and Paleoenvironmental implications

Federico Olóriz, Matías Reolid and Francisco J. Rodríguez-Tovar
Taphonomic features in Upper Oxfordian ammonite assemblages (Bifurcatus Zone) from the Navalperal section (Internal Prebetic, Betic Range)

José Sandoval and Antonio Checa
Taphonomy of cephalopod concentrations in the Jurassic of the Subbetic (Southern Spain)

4. Special Preservation Cases

Adolf Seilacher
Non olet: The strange taphonomy of coprolites and cololites

Nicholas J. Butterfield
Permineralization vs. compression; disparate modes of exceptional preservation in the Burgess Shale and their palaeobiological significance

Eduardo Barrón, Antonio Arillo and Vicente Ortuño
Taphonomic analysis of lacustrine arthropod and plant-bearing concretions from the lower Miocene lacustrine basin of Izarra (lava province, Spain)

María Dolores Gil Cid, Fernando Arroyo, Ricardo Lara, Nuno P.C. Rodrigues and Angélica Torices
Taphonomic features on the marine assemblages in the Lower Palaeozoic (Cambrian-Ordovician) from the SW of Spain

Miguel V. Pardo Alonso and Miquel De Renzi
Organic decay and microenvironmental conditions as inducers of differential preservation: a case study in the Guadalmez Formation (Upper Devonian)

Enrique Peñalver, Xavier Martínez-Delclòs and Miquel De Renzi
Evidence of continental microbial mats based on the study of fossil insects- examples from two Spanish Konservat Fossil-Lagerstätten

Julián F. Petrulevicius
Taphonomic cycles in the insect bearing strata of Maíz Gordo Formation, a Paleogene sequence of north-western Argentina

5. Taphonomy of Vertebrates and other Chordates

Anna K. Behrensmeyer
Bones through Time: The Importance of Biotic versus Abiotic Taphonomic Processes in the Vertebrate Fossil Record

Luis Alcalá, Carlos M. Escorza and Luis Luque
Taphonomic models of 3D orientation of fossil bones from continental vertebrate sites

Eloísa Bernáldez Sánchez
Biostratinomy of terrestrial macromammals in Doñana National Park (Spain)

Carolina Castillo, Esther Martín-González, Juan Jesús Coello and Yurena Yanes
Taphonomy of reptilian fossil concentrations in volcanic caves of El Hierro (Canary Islands, Spain)

Raúl Esperante, Leonard Brand, Arthur Chadwick and Orlando Poma
Taphonomy of fossil whales in the diatomaceous sediments of the Miocene/Pliocene Pisco Formation, Peru

María Dolores Marín, Carlos de Santisteban, Laureano Merino and Plinio Montoya
Petrographic study of macrovertebrate fossil bones from the Upper Miocene of Venta del Moro (Valencia, Spain)

Claudia I. Montalvo
Taphonomic analysis of the Mio-Pliocene micromammal assemblage (Cerro Azul Formation), Caleufú, La Pampa, Argentina

Paul Palmqvist, Miquel De Renzi, Alfonso Arribas, Guiomar G. lvarez-Coto and Vanessa Torregrosa
Characterizing the sedimentary context and taphonomic mode of vertebrate assemblages: towards a multidimensional approach

Pablo Plasencia, Ana Márquez-Aliaga and José Ignacio Valenzuela-Ríos
Some fossildiagenetic features in Triassic conodonts from Spain

6. Taphonomy and Paleobotany

David K. Ferguson
Plant Taphonomic Processes and the Fossil Record

Gerardo Cladera and Rubén Cúneo
Fossil plants buried by volcanic ash in the Lower Cretaceous of Patagonia

7. Taphonomy, Sedimentology and Biostratigraphy

Guillermo Meléndez, Julia Bello, Javier Ramajo and Hassan Ziani
The Callovian-Oxfordian ammonite succession in the NE Iberian Chain revisited: Taphonomic gradients and palaeogeography

Paolo Monaco
Taphonomy of burrow systems of decapod crustaceans in carbonate platform parasequences of the Lower Jurassic (Calcari Grigi, Southern Alps)

Andrzej Szydlo
Tithonian foraminiferal assemblages from the Silesian (Cieszyn) Basin. Polish Outer Carpathians

Jesús Yesares-García and Julio Aguirre
A Methodological procedure for Taphonomic Analysis and Taphofacies models. An Experimental Approach and a Case Study

8. Taphonomy and Archeology

Ethel Allué
Preliminary issues regarding the taphonomic study of archaeological charcoal upon the record from the Abric Romaní (Capellades, España)

Guy Bar-Oz and Tamar Dayan
On the use of the petrosum bone to detect taphonomic destruction in fossil assemblages

Eloísa Bernáldez Sánchez
Archaeological garbage dumping: a new taphonomic approach

Isabel Cáceres, Pilar Bravo, Montserrat Esteban, Isabel Expósito and Palmira Saladié
Fresh and Heated Bones Breakage. An Experimental Approach

Pere Miquel Guillem Calatayud
Vulpes vulpes as a producer of small mammal bone concentrations in karstic caves. Archaeological implications

Arkadiusz Marciniak
Natural formation processes of the Neolithic animal bone assemblages. Taphonomy and statistics in the microscale

Manuel Pérez Ripoll
The importance of taphonomic studies of rabbit bones from archaeological sites

Ana C. Pinto and Peter J. Andrews
Scavenging behaviour patterns in cave bears Ursus spelaeus

Florencia Savanti
A regional taphonomic model for lake Cardiel basin, Patagonian Steppe, Argentina

José Yravedra Sainz de los Terreros, Manuel Domínguez Rodrigo and Alfredo González-Ruibal
The out dated basis of anatomical representation patterns for the interpretation of archaeological sites

9. Taphonomy in Didactics and Museums

Carlos Martínez-Pérez, Anna García-Forner, Jorge Guillem, Mª Ángeles Maroto, José A. Villena and Ana Márquez-Aliaga
The taphonomic collection in the “Museu de Geologia de la Universitat de València” and its didactic application

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