Effects of sampling standardization on estimates of Phanerozoic marine diversification

  title={Effects of sampling standardization on estimates of Phanerozoic marine diversification},
  author={John Alroy and Charles R. Marshall and Richard K. Bambach and Karen M. Bezusko and M. Foote and Franz T. F{\"u}rsich and Thor A. Hansen and Steven M. Holland and Linda C. Ivany and David Jablonski and David K Jacobs and D C Jones and Matthew A Kosnik and Scott Lidgard and Shook Eng. Low and A. I. Miller and Philip M. Novack-Gottshall and Thomas D. Olszewski and Mark E. Patzkowsky and David M. Raup and Kaustuv Roy and J John . Sepkoski and M. G. Sommers and Peter J. Wagner and Andrew J. Webber},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  pages={6261 - 6266}
  • J. Alroy, C. Marshall, +22 authors A. Webber
  • Published 15 May 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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