Land to sea transitions in vertebrates: the dynamics of colonization

@article{Vermeij2018LandTS,
  title={Land to sea transitions in vertebrates: the dynamics of colonization},
  author={G. Vermeij and R. Motani},
  journal={Paleobiology},
  year={2018},
  volume={44},
  pages={237 - 250}
}
Abstract. Vertebrates with terrestrial or freshwater ancestors colonized the sea from the Early Triassic onward and became competitively dominant members of many marine ecosystems throughout the Mesozoic and Cenozoic eras. The circumstances that led to initial marine colonization have, however, received little attention. One hypothesis is that mass extinction associated with ecosystem collapse provided opportunities for clades of amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals to enter marine… Expand

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