A Diverse Tetrapod Fauna at the Base of 'Romer's Gap'

  title={A Diverse Tetrapod Fauna at the Base of 'Romer's Gap'},
  author={Jason S. Anderson and Timothy R. Smithson and Chris F. Mansky and Taran Elizabeth Meyer and Jennifer Alice Clack},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
The lack of fossil tetrapod bearing deposits in the earliest Carboniferous (‘Romer’s Gap’) has provoked some recent discussions regarding the proximal cause, with three explanations being offered: environmental, taphonomic, and collection failure. One of the few, and earliest, windows into this time is the locality of Blue Beach exposed in the Tournaisian deposits at Horton Bluff lying along the Avon River near Hantsport, Nova Scotia, Canada. This locality has long been known but, because the… 

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