A kinetic model of Phanerozoic taxonomic diversity. III. Post-Paleozoic families and mass extinctions

@article{Sepkoski1984AKM,
  title={A kinetic model of Phanerozoic taxonomic diversity. III. Post-Paleozoic families and mass extinctions},
  author={J John . Sepkoski},
  journal={Paleobiology},
  year={1984},
  volume={10},
  pages={246 - 267}
}
  • J. Sepkoski
  • Published 1 April 1984
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Paleobiology
A three-phase kinetic model with time-specific perturbations is used to describe large-scale patterns in the diversification of Phanerozoic marine families. The basic model assumes that the Cambrian, Paleozoic, and Modern evolutionary faunas each diversified logistically as a consequence of early exponential growth and of later slowing of growth as the ecosystems became filled; it also assumes interaction among the evolutionary faunas such that expansion of the combined diversities of all three… 

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