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Effects of sampling standardization on estimates of Phanerozoic marine diversification
Global diversity curves reflect more than just the number of taxa that have existed through time: they also mirror variation in the nature of the fossil record and the way the record is reported.Expand
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Abundance Distributions Imply Elevated Complexity of Post-Paleozoic Marine Ecosystems
Likelihood analyses of 1176 fossil assemblages of marine organisms from Phanerozoic (i.e., Cambrian to Recent) assemblages indicate a shift in typical relative-abundance distributions after theExpand
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Spatial patterns of diversity in the sea: bryozoan species richness in the North Atlantic.
1. We have examined large-scale geographical patterns in species richness for continental shelf bryozoan assemblages in the North Atlantic. Bryozoans are common and often abundant benthic organisms,Expand
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Comparing palynological abundance and diversity; implications for biotic replacement during the Cretaceous angiosperm radiation
The Cretaceous radiation of angiosperms initiated a major reorganization of terrestrial plant communities as dominance by pteridophytic and gymnospermic groups eventually gave way to dominance byExpand
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Angiosperm Diversification and Paleolatitudinal Gradients in Cretaceous Floristic Diversity
The latitudinally diachronous appearance of angiosperm pollen during the Cretaceous is well documented, but the subsequent diversification and accompanying significant changes in floristic dominanceExpand
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Quantitative analyses of the early angiosperm radiation
Although the pattern of the early angiosperm radiation has been substantially clarified by palaeobotanical and stratigraphic investigations over the last 30 years1–3, knowledge of associatedExpand
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Simple versus complex models of trait evolution and stasis as a response to environmental change
Significance Paleontologists have long argued about what the fossil record call tell us about how species evolve over long periods. Simple models such as stasis and random walks have been used toExpand
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The ‘Tully monster’ is a vertebrate
Problematic fossils, extinct taxa of enigmatic morphology that cannot be assigned to a known major group, were once a major issue in palaeontology. A long-favoured solution to the ‘problem of theExpand
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Angiosperm diversification and Cretaceous floristic trends: a comparison of palynofloras and leaf macrofloras
Fossil leaves and palynomorphs represent different phases of the plant life cycle, are studied as systematically independent entities, and are subject to different taphonomic, sampling, andExpand
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Matrotrophy and placentation in invertebrates: a new paradigm
Matrotrophy, the continuous extra‐vitelline supply of nutrients from the parent to the progeny during gestation, is one of the masterpieces of nature, contributing to offspring fitness and oftenExpand
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