Connections between ecology, biogeography, and paleobiology: Relationship between local abundance and geographic distribution in fossil and recent molluscs

@article{Enquist2005ConnectionsBE,
  title={Connections between ecology, biogeography, and paleobiology: Relationship between local abundance and geographic distribution in fossil and recent molluscs},
  author={Brian J. Enquist and Mark A. Jordan and James H. Brown},
  journal={Evolutionary Ecology},
  year={2005},
  volume={9},
  pages={586-604}
}
We used data on Contemporary and Pleistocene molluscs at one site in the Gulf of California to evaluate and extend earlier ideas about the relationship between local abundance and geographic distribution. For each species whose shells occurred in one Recent and two Pleistocene deposits, we measured its abundance in the sample and relative latitudinal position within its contemporary geographic range. Species near the edges of their ranges showed uniformly low abundances, whereas those near the… CONTINUE READING
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