An early Miocene extinction in pelagic sharks

  title={An early Miocene extinction in pelagic sharks},
  author={Elizabeth C. Sibert and Leah D. Rubin},
  pages={1105 - 1107}
Mysterious mass extinction The term “shark” inspires predictable images of stealthy and streamlined marine predators that are key components of modern ecosystems. Studying shark teeth buried in deep sea sediment, Sibert and Rubin reveal that current shark diversity is a small remnant of a much larger array of forms that were decimated by a previously unidentified major ocean extinction event (see the Perspective by Pimiento and Pyenson). The extinction led to a reduction in shark diversity by… Expand
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