|Preface: Ostracoda and the four pillars of evolutionary wisdom|In: Hydrobiologia. Springer: The Hague. ISSN 0018-8158, more
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- Martens, K.; Horne, D.J. (2000). Preface: Ostracoda and the four pillars of evolutionary wisdom, in: Horne, D.J. et al. (Ed.) Evolutionary Biology and Ecology of Ostracoda. Theme 3 of the 13th International Symposium on Ostracoda (ISO97). Developments in Hydrobiology, 148: pp. vii-xi, more
Animal fossils; Evolution; Palaeontology; Ostracoda [WoRMS]; Marine
morphology; palaeontology; ecology; genetics; Ostracoda; evolution
Morphology, palaeontology, genetics and ecology are the main scientific domains contributing theories, concepts and new data to evolutionary biology. Ostracods are potentially very good model organisms for evolutionary studies because they combine an excellent fossil record with a wide extant distribution and, therefore, allow studies on both patterns and processes leading to extant diversity. This preface provides an overview of the 15 contributions to the present volume and concludes that this set of papers supports the claim that ostracod studies are situated in all main evolutionary domains.