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Band 110 - 10th International Symposium „Cephalopods – Present and Past“, Fes 26th March – 3rd April 2018. El Hassani, A., Becker, R. T., Hartenfels, S. & Lüddecke, F. [eds]: Abstracts. Hartenfels, S., Becker, R. T., El Hassani, A. & Lüddecke, F. [eds]: Field Guidebook.

The international community of cephalopod workers has been invited to attend the 10th International Cephalopod Symposium in Fes, Morocco. As it has become tradition since the 1st Symposium in Tübingen in 1985, the symposium was designed to deal with all aspects of both living and fossil forms, with nautiloids and their past relatives, ammonoids, and coleoids. The meeting will be interdisciplinary in its best sense, combining cephalopod biology and palaeontology, and providing a forum for advanced and young researchers, from B.Sc. to Ph.D. students to the experienced professors and museum curators. [...]

The eastern Anti-Atlas, the region between Zagora in the SW and Erfoud in the E, is characterized by extensive Palaeozoic outcrops. Most famous among fossil collectors are the Cambrian trilobite beds, the Ordovician “Fezzouata Lagerstätte”, and the incredibly fossiliferous Devonian to Lower Carboniferous strata. Ammonoids, trilobites, brachiopods, and corals are locally so abundant that specific fossil beds have been mined over many kilometers, leaving marker trenches in the desert that can be easily spotted on aerial photos. Cephalopods are so abundant at many levels, even after decades of heavy commercial exploitation, that it is justified to call the region a “cephalopod paradise”. Fossils from the region can be found in many rockshops all over the world. [...]