Morphological diversity of Carboniferous arthropods and insights on disparity patterns through the Phanerozoic

@inproceedings{Lofgren2003MorphologicalDO,
  title={Morphological diversity of Carboniferous arthropods and insights on disparity patterns through the Phanerozoic},
  author={Andrea Stockmeyer Lofgren and Roy E. Plotnick and Andrea Wagner},
  booktitle={Paleobiology},
  year={2003}
}
Abstract Previous studies of overall arthropod disparity have compared Cambrian and Recent biotas, without considering taxa of intermediate age. This study explored morphological diversity among Carboniferous arthropods, primarily from the well-known Westphalian Mazon Creek Lagerstätte. Over 100 arthropod species, belonging to 48 orders, were examined. The data set is composed of nearly equal numbers of crustacean, arachnid, and insect species, with lower numbers of merostomes. Trilobites have… 

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