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The Fossil Record of Drilling Predation on Bivalves and Gastropods
The fossil record yields abundant data on the interaction between drilling predators and their shelled prey. Predatory drill holes may date to the late Precambrian (Bengtson and Zhao, 1992) and haveExpand
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Evolution of the naticid gastropod predator-prey system: an evaluation of the hypothesis of escalation
Previous work has suggested that escalation may have characterized the history of the naticid gastropod predator-prey system, based on apparent increases in drilling frequencies and the occurrence ofExpand
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Predation by miocene gastropods of the Chesapeake group: stereotyped and predictable
Extant shell-drilling naticid gastropods are highly selective predators, choosing prey in accord with a model based on relative cost:benefit ratios (Kitchell et al., 1981). However, prey are notExpand
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Comparisons of class- and lower taxon-level patterns in naticid gastropod predation, Cretaceous to Pleistocene of the U.S. Coastal Plain
Abstract Predation by drilling gastropods provides evidence of predator–prey interactions usually lacking in the fossil record of other systems; the record of gastropod drilling has been used to testExpand
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Naticid gastropods of the Chesapeake Group of Maryland, like extant naticids, apparently were cannibalistic. This cannibalism did not result from the absence of bivalve prey or from the ineptitude ofExpand
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Recovery of the naticid gastropod predator-prey system from the Cretaceous-Tertiary and Eocene-Oligocene extinctions
Abstract Naticid gastropods have been important shell-drilling predators of molluscs since the Cretaceous. Preliminary compilations of drilling frequencies by Vermeij (1987) were used to support hisExpand
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A case for cannibalism: Confamilial and conspecific predation by naticid gastropods, Cretaceous through Pleistocene of the United States Coastal Plain
Cannibalism is a common phenomenon in animals, but some previous authors have concluded that cannibalism by shell-drilling naticid gastropods was caused by predator ineptitude, especially early inExpand
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Naticid Gastropod Prey Selectivity Through Time and the Hypothesis of Escalation
The hypothesis of escalation posits that biologic hazards such as predation have increased during the Phanerozoic. Previously, a survey of drilling frequencies in the Cretaceous and Paleogene of theExpand
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Temporal patterns in the efficiency of naticid gastropod predators during the Cretaceous and Cenozoic of the United States Coastal Plain
Abstract The hypothesis of escalation predicts that highly armored (more escalated) prey will be selectively eliminated at mass extinctions. If recovery faunas were dominated by less escalatedExpand
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