Palaeocene – Eocene evolution of beta diversity among ungulate mammals in North America

  title={Palaeocene – Eocene evolution of beta diversity among ungulate mammals in North America},
  author={Simon A F Darroch and Amelinda E. Webb and Nicholas R Longrich and Jonathan Belmaker},
Aim The Palaeocene–late Eocene transition in North America marks a critical interval in the evolution and diversification of land mammals, including adaptive radiation in the Palaeocene, and repeated waves of immigration over habitat bridges at the Palaeocene–Eocene boundary. We investigate the fossil record of ungulate mammals over this period to understand the effects of immigration and faunal exchange on local (alpha), regional (gamma) and between-site (beta) diversity. 

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