Extinction and quiescence in marine animal genera

@inproceedings{Foote2007ExtinctionAQ,
  title={Extinction and quiescence in marine animal genera},
  author={Michael Foote},
  booktitle={Paleobiology},
  year={2007}
}
  • M. Foote
  • Published in Paleobiology 1 May 2007
  • Geography, Environmental Science
Abstract If last appearances of marine animal genera are taken as reasonable proxies for true extinctions, then there is appreciable global extinction in every stage of the Phanerozoic. If, instead, backsmearing of extinctions by incomplete sampling is explicitly taken into consideration, a different view of extinction emerges, in which the pattern of extinction is much more volatile and in which quiescent time spans—with little or no global extinction for several million years—are punctuated… 

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