Evolutionary rates of mid-Permian tetrapods from South Africa and the role of temporal resolution in turnover reconstruction

@article{Day2018EvolutionaryRO,
  title={Evolutionary rates of mid-Permian tetrapods from South Africa and the role of temporal resolution in turnover reconstruction},
  author={Michael O. Day and Roger B. J. Benson and Christian F. Kammerer and Bruce S. Rubidge},
  journal={Paleobiology},
  year={2018},
  volume={44},
  pages={347 - 367}
}
Abstract. The Main Karoo Basin of South Africa contains a near-continuous sequence of continental deposition spanning ∼80 Myr from the mid-Permian to the Early Jurassic. The terrestrial vertebrates of this sequence provide a high-resolution stratigraphic record of regional origination and extinction, especially for the mid-late Permian. Until now, data have only been surveyed at coarse stratigraphic resolution using methods that are biased by nonuniform sampling rates, limiting our… 

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