This volume contains papers presented in part at a symposium held in May 2012 at Göttingen University, to honour Professor Joachim Reitner for his numerous contributions to the fields of geobiology, geology, and palaeontology. Our present volume reflects the breadth of Reitner’s interests and accomplishement with tributes and research or review papers by his students, former students, collaborators, and friends. The symposium was held in conjunction with Joachim Reitner’s 60th birthday.

Publication Type: Anthology

Publication Category: University Press

Language: English

ISBN: 978-3-86395-165-8 (Print)

URN: urn:nbn:de:gbv:7-isbn-978-3-86395-165-8-7

Table of contents (20 Chapter)


  • Preface (Pages 7-8)Hansen, B. T.
  • Introduction (Pages 9-12)Wiese, F.; Reich, M.; Arp, G.
  • Different regeneration mechanisms in the rostra of aulacocerids (Coleoidea) and their phylogenetic implications (Pages 13-29)Keupp, H.; Fuchs, D.
  • First evidence of Mastigophora (Cephalopoda: Coleoidea) from the early Callovian of La Voulte-sur- Rhône (France) (Pages 21-28)Fuchs, D.
  • Preservation of organic matter in sponge fossils: a case study of ‘round sponge fossils’ from the Cambrian Chengjiang Biota with Raman spectroscopy. (Pages 29-38)Luo, Cui; Schäfer, N.; Duda, J.-P.; Li, Li-xia
  • A brief synopsis on the history of sponge research in the Upper Triassic St. Cassian Formation (Dolomites, NE Italy) (Pages 39-48)Sánchez-Beristain, F.; Duda, J.-P.; López-Esquivel Kransksith, L.; García-Barrera, P.
  • First report of sponge rhaxes in the Picún Leufú Formation (Tithonian–Berriasian), Neuquén Basin, Argentina (Pages 49-56)Afşar, F.; Verwer, K.; Duda, J.-P.; Zeller, M.; Westphal, H.; Eberli, G. P.
  • The second fossil Hyalonema species (Porifera: Hexactinellida), from the Late Cretaceous Arnager limestone, Bornholm, Denmark (Pages 57-62)Janussen, D.
  • Microphytoplankton from the Jena Formation (Lower Muschelkalk Subgroup, Anisian) in the forestry quarry at Herberhausen near Göttingen, Germany (Pages 63-76)Riegel, W.; Wiese, F.; Arp, G.; Wilde, V.
  • Hydrochemistry, biofilms and tufa formation in the karstwater stream Lutter (Herberhausen near Göttingen) (Pages 77-82)Arp, G.; Reimer, A.
  • Following the traces of symbiont bearing molluscs during earth history (Pages 83-98)Dreier, A.; Hoppert, M.
  • Chemolithotrophic microbial mats in an open pond in the continental subsurface – implications for microbial biosignatures (Pages 99-112)Heim, C.; Quéric, N.-V.; Ionescu, D.; Simon, K.; Thiel, V.
  • Raman spectroscopy of biosignatures in methanerelated microbialites (Pages 113-122)Leefmann, T.; Blumenberg, M.; Schmidt, B. C.; Thiel, V.
  • Mud volcanoes in onshore Sicily: a short overview (Pages 123-128)Cangemi, M.; Madonia, P.
  • Bojen-Seelilien (Scyphocrinitidae, Echinodermata) in neudatierten Schichten vom oberen Silur bis untersten Devon Südost- Marokkos (Pages 129-146)Haude, R.; Corriga, M. G.; Corradini, C.; Walliser, O. H.
  • Santonian sea cucumbers (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) from Sierra del Montsec, Spain (Pages 147-160)Reich, M.; Ansorge, J.
  • Supplement to: ‘How many species of fossil holothurians are there? (Pages 161-162)Reich, M.
  • Shallow- water brittle-star (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea) assemblages from the Aptian (Early Cretaceous) of the North Atlantic: first insights into bathymetric distribution patterns (Pages 163-182)Thuy, B.; Gale, A. S.; Stöhr, S.; Wiese, F.
  • A new species of the barnacle genus Tesseropora (Crustacea: Cirripedia: Tetraclitidae) from the Early Pliocene of Fuerteventura (Canary Islands, Spain) (Pages 183-190)Hornung, J. J.
  • A large ichthyosaur vertebra from the lower Kössen Formation (Upper Norian) of the Lahnewiesgraben near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany (Pages 191-197)Karl, H.-V.; Arp, G; Siedersbeck, E.; Reitner, J.