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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
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ASSESSING THE ECOLOGICAL DOMINANCE OF PHANEROZOIC MARINE INVERTEBRATES
Abstract Ecological studies have revealed that the functional roles of dominant species in modern communities are often more important than overall diversity in governing community composition andExpand
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Latest Pleistocene to Holocene hydroclimates from Lake Elsinore, California
Abstract The hydroclimate of the southwestern United States (US) region changed abruptly during the latest Pleistocene as the continental ice sheets over North America retreated from their mostExpand
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Statistical testing of community patterns: uppermost Hamilton Group, Middle Devonian (New York State: USA)
Abstract We present an extensive and rigorously controlled quantitative paleoecological study within an interval of inferred coordinated stasis. This Middle Devonian Hamilton Group study completes aExpand
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Late Holocene hydroclimatic variability linked to Pacific forcing: evidence from Abbott Lake, coastal central California
Abbott Lake (Monterey County, California) is one of only a few natural, permanent lakes located in coastal central California. As a result, it represents an important site for assessingExpand
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Pioneer reef communities within a Middle Triassic (Anisian) to Upper Triassic (Carnian) mixed carbonate-siliciclastic ramp system from the Star Peak Group, South Canyon, central Nevada
Abstract Reef patterns change drastically between the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic due to the effects of the end-Permian mass extinction. Reef communities follow an ecological transition fromExpand
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Quantifying the dark data in museum fossil collections as palaeontology undergoes a second digital revolution
Large-scale analysis of the fossil record requires aggregation of palaeontological data from individual fossil localities. Prior to computers, these synoptic datasets were compiled by hand, aExpand
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Does coordinated stasis yield taxonomic and ecologic stability?: Middle Devonian Hamilton Group of central New York
Statistical tests of coordinated stasis within the Middle Devonian Hamilton Group demonstrate significant temporal changes in taxonomic composition and ecological structure of the macrofaunaExpand
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A TEST OF BIOGEOGRAPHICAL, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND ECOLOGICAL EFFECT ON MIDDLE AND LATE TRIASSIC BRACHIOPOD AND BIVALVE ABUNDANCE PATTERNS
Abstract Analysis of Middle Triassic data indicates that biogeography influences sample distributions, whereas depositional environment and stratigraphic position play secondary roles in governingExpand
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A QUANTITATIVE STUDY OF BENTHIC FAUNAL PATTERNS WITHIN THE PENNSYLVANIAN AND EARLY PERMIAN
Abstract Using abundance data, this study explores quantitative patterns from marine benthos, including implications for paleogeography, depositional environment, stratigraphic position, taxonomicExpand
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