Origination and extinction components of taxonomic diversity: general problems

  title={Origination and extinction components of taxonomic diversity: general problems},
  author={Michael Foote},
  • M. Foote
  • Published in Paleobiology 1 December 2000
  • Environmental Science, Geography
Abstract Mathematical modeling of cladogenesis and fossil preservation is used to explore the expected behavior of commonly used measures of taxonomic diversity and taxonomic rates with respect to interval length, quality of preservation, position of interval in a stratigraphic succession, and taxonomic rates themselves. Particular attention is focused on the independent estimation of origination and extinction rates. Modeling supports intuitive and empirical arguments that single-interval taxa… 

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