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Re: Coelacanths--time for a review book?




On Fri, 25 Feb 2011, James Farlow wrote:
All the buzz about the coelacanth photos in Nat Geog got me thinking that the new information about the distribution of modern coelacanths, photos of living individuals, etc. might make a review of what we know about the anatomy and biology of the living forms, and a review of the evolution, functional morphology, and paleobiology of fossil forms, a timely contribution to the literature.

What I am thinking of is a book-length treatment (call it something like _Evolution and Biology of the Coelacanths_) written to usefully review the literature for specialists, but also to be accessible to ichthyologists, marine biologists, and paleontologists who don't work on coelacanths, as well as students and the intelligent lay reader willing to work a bit. If anybody out there knows somebody who might be interested in such a project, please contact me.

Is it too early for advance orders?  ;)