Faunal turnover of marine tetrapods during the Jurassic-Cretaceous transition.

  title={Faunal turnover of marine tetrapods during the Jurassic-Cretaceous transition.},
  author={Roger B J Benson and Patrick Scott Druckenmiller},
  journal={Biological reviews of the Cambridge Philosophical Society},
  volume={89 1},
Marine and terrestrial animals show a mosaic of lineage extinctions and diversifications during the Jurassic-Cretaceous transition. However, despite its potential importance in shaping animal evolution, few palaeontological studies have focussed on this interval and the possible climate and biotic drivers of its faunal turnover. In consequence evolutionary patterns in most groups are poorly understood. We use a new, large morphological dataset to examine patterns of lineage diversity and… CONTINUE READING
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