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Fossil traces of the bone-eating worm Osedax in early Oligocene whale bones
The geologic age of these trace fossils (∼30 million years) coincides with the first major radiation of whales, consistent with the hypothesis of an evolutionary link between Osedax and its main food source, although older fossils should certainly be studied.
The Fossil Record of Vent and Seep Mollusks
  • S. Kiel
  • Geography, Environmental Science
  • 2010
Mollusks have by far the most extensive and best-investigated fossil record of all organism groups inhabiting hydrothermal vents and hydrocarbon seeps. More than 250 bivalve, gastropod, and
Adaptive radiation of chemosymbiotic deep-sea mussels
Adaptive radiations present fascinating opportunities for studying the evolutionary process. Most cases come from isolated lakes or islands, where unoccupied ecological space is filled through novel
Lucinid bivalves from ancient methane seeps
Twelve species of lucinid bivalves are reported from late Jurassic to late Miocene methane-seep deposits worldwide, among them, eight species and two genera are new, and the anterior adductor muscle scar of Beauvoisina carinata is documented for the first time.
  • S. Kiel
  • Biology
    Journal of Paleontology
  • 1 May 2006
Abstract Thirty-one gastropod species and one type of isolated larval shell are described from a quarry near Ambatolafia in the Mahajanga Basin, northwestern Madagascar. The ammonite fauna indicates
Bivalves from Cretaceous Cold-Seep Deposits on Hokkaido, Japan
Cretaceous cold-seep deposits of the Yezo Group on Hokkaido, Japan, yield a rich and well-preserved mollusk fauna. The systematics of nine bivalve species previously reported from these deposits can
Paleoecology and Evolutionary Significance Of An Early Cretaceous Peregrinella-Dominated Hydrocarbon-Seep Deposit On The Crimean Peninsula
Abstract An isolated limestone deposit preserving thousands of specimens of the dimerelloid brachiopod Peregrinella multicarinata is exposed in fossil-poor Hauterivian strata northwest of the town of
Microanatomy, shell structre and molecular phylogeny of Leptogyra, Xyleptogyra and Leptogyropsis (Gastropoda: Neomphalida: Melanodrymiidae) from sunken wood
It is argued that Neomphalida is a separate basal clade of rhipidoglossate Gastropoda, where the small, helicoid genus Melanodrymia shows most similarities, and supported by shell structure (in particular by the presence of shell pores similar toNeomphalus), and by the molecular trees.
Deep-sea food bonanzas: early Cenozoic whale-fall communities resemble wood-fall rather than seep communities
  • S. Kiel, J. L. Goedert
  • Environmental Science, Geography
    Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
  • 22 October 2006
The evolutionary history of invertebrate communities utilizing whale carcasses and sunken wood in the deep-sea is explored using fossil evidence and it is suggested that the whale-fall communities reported here represent a new ecologic stage among whale-falls, which is coined the ‘chemosymbiotic opportunist stage’.
New and little known mollusks from ancient chemosynthetic environments
It is suggested that Caspiconcha, Paskentana, and hokkaidoconchids constitute the core of a seeprestricted fauna that inhabited seeps worldwide from (at least) late Jurassic to early Cretaceous time.