Memoir 4: An Analysis of the History of Marine Animal Diversity

@article{Stanley2007Memoir4A,
  title={Memoir 4: An Analysis of the History of Marine Animal Diversity},
  author={Steven M. Stanley},
  journal={Paleobiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={33},
  pages={1 - 55}
}
  • S. Stanley
  • Published 1 October 2007
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Paleobiology
According to when they attained high diversity, major taxa of marine animals have been clustered into three groups, the Cambrian, Paleozoic, and Modern Faunas. Because the Cambrian Fauna was a relatively minor component of the total fauna after mid-Ordovician time, the Phanerozoic history of marine animal diversity is largely a matter of the fates of the Paleozoic and Modern Faunas. The fact that most late Cenozoic genera belong to taxa that have been radiating for tens of millions of years… 

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