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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? ;)