An Analysis of the History of Marine Animal Diversity

  title={An Analysis of the History of Marine Animal Diversity},
  author={Steven M. Stanley},
  • S. Stanley
  • Published 2007
  • Environmental Science, Geography
Abstract According to when they attained high diversity, major taxa of marine animals have been clustered into three groups, the Cambrian, Paleozoic, and Modern Faunas. Because the Cambrian Fauna was a relatively minor component of the total fauna after mid-Ordovician time, the Phanerozoic history of marine animal diversity is largely a matter of the fates of the Paleozoic and Modern Faunas. The fact that most late Cenozoic genera belong to taxa that have been radiating for tens of millions of… 
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