Diversity and extinction of tropical american mollusks and emergence of the isthmus of panama.

@article{Jackson1993DiversityAE,
  title={Diversity and extinction of tropical american mollusks and emergence of the isthmus of panama.},
  author={Jeremy B. C. Jackson and Philip Jung and Andrew Coates and Laurel S Collins},
  journal={Science},
  year={1993},
  volume={260 5114},
  pages={1624-6}
}
The gradual closure of the Panamanian seaway and the resulting environmental change stimulated an increase in Caribbean molluscan diversity rather than the mass extinction hypothesized previously on the basis of inadequate data. Upheaval of molluscan faunas did occur suddenly throughout tropical America at the end of the Pliocene as a result of more subtle… CONTINUE READING