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Aftermath of the Permian-Triassic mass extinction event: Paleoecology of Lower Triassic carbonates in the western USA
Paleoecologic study of invertebrate faunas from three successive Early Triassic seaways reveals that biotic recovery from the end-Permian mass extinction event was slow, and that full recovery didExpand
Phanerozoic Trends in the Global Diversity of Marine Invertebrates
It has previously been thought that there was a steep Cretaceous and Cenozoic radiation of marine invertebrates. This pattern can be replicated with a new data set of fossil occurrences representingExpand
Early Triassic stromatolites as post-mass extinction disaster forms
Aftermaths of mass extinctions have been thought to be characterized by relaxation of ecological constraints accompanied by increased prominence of opportunistic generalists. Such taxa, termedExpand
The Cambrian Substrate Revolution
The broad marine ecological settings prevalent during the late Neoproterozoic– early Phanerozoic (600–500 Ma) interval of early metazoan body plan origination strongly impacted the subsequentExpand
A global marine sedimentary response to the end-Permian mass extinction: Examples from southern Turkey and the western United States
The end-Permian mass extinction greatly diminished marine diversity and brought about a whole-scale restructuring of marine ecosystems; these ecosystem changes also profoundly affected theExpand
Evolutionary paleoecology : the ecological context of macroevolutionary change
This book examines how ancient environments affected evolution, focusing on long-term macroevolutionary changes as seen in the fossil record, and is a benchmark sampler of active research in this ever more active field. Expand
A new ecological-severity ranking of major Phanerozoic biodiversity crises
A new ecological-severity ranking of the major Phanerozoic biodiversity crises is proposed in which the Capitanian crisis is ranked lesser than the Frasnian (Late Devonian) but greater than theExpand
The Non-Actualistic Early Triassic Gastropod Fauna:A Case Study of the Lower Triassic SinbadLimestone Member
Abstract Through a detailed regional study of the Lower Triassic (Nammalian) Sinbad Limestone Member of the Moenkopi Formation in southeastern Utah, previously qualitative paleoecologicalExpand
Wrinkle structures: Microbially mediated sedimentary structures common in subtidal siliciclastic settings at the Proterozoic-Phanerozoic transition
Sedimentary structures produced by microbial activity are well known from ancient carbonate facies, but little is known about equivalent microbial structures in ancient siliciclastic facies. WrinkleExpand