Accurate and precise estimates of origination and extinction rates

@inproceedings{Alroy2014AccurateAP,
  title={Accurate and precise estimates of origination and extinction rates},
  author={John Alroy},
  booktitle={Paleobiology},
  year={2014}
}
  • J. Alroy
  • Published in Paleobiology 7 May 2014
  • Environmental Science
Abstract Paleobiologists have used many different methods for estimating rates of origination and extinction. Unfortunately, all equations that consider entire age ranges are distorted by the Pull of the Recent, the Signor-Lipps effect, and simple edge effects. Attention has been paid recently to an equation of Foote's that considers counts of taxa either crossing the bottom and top of an interval or crossing one boundary but not the other. This generalized boundary-crosser (BC) method has… 

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