Origination, extinction, and mass depletions of marine diversity

@inproceedings{Bambach2004OriginationEA,
  title={Origination, extinction, and mass depletions of marine diversity},
  author={Richard K. Bambach and Andrew H. Knoll and Steve C. Wang},
  booktitle={Paleobiology},
  year={2004}
}
Abstract In post-Cambrian time, five events—the end-Ordovician, end-Frasnian in the Late Devonian, end-Permian, end-Triassic, and end-Cretaceous—are commonly grouped as the “big five” global intervals of mass extinction. Plotted by magnitude, extinction intensities for all Phanerozoic substages show a continuous distribution, with the five traditionally recognized mass extinctions located in the upper tail. Plotted by time, however, proportional extinctions clearly divide the Phanerozoic Eon… 

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