Phanerozoic Trends in the Global Diversity of Marine Invertebrates

@article{Alroy2008PhanerozoicTI,
  title={Phanerozoic Trends in the Global Diversity of Marine Invertebrates},
  author={John Alroy and Martin Aberhan and David J. Bottjer and M. Foote and Franz T. F{\"u}rsich and Peter J. Harries and Austin Hendy and Steven M. Holland and Linda C. Ivany and Wolfgang Kiessling and Matthew A. Kosnik and Charles R. Marshall and Alistair J. Mcgowan and Arnold I. Miller and Thomas D. Olszewski and Mark E. Patzkowsky and Shanan E. Peters and Loïc Villier and Peter J. Wagner and Nicole Bonuso and Philip Samuel Borkow and Benjamin Brenneis and Matthew E. Clapham and Leigh M. Fall and Chad Allen Ferguson and Victoria M Hanson and Andrew Z. Krug and Karen M. Layou and Erin Leckey and Sabine N{\"u}rnberg and Catherine M. Powers and Jocelyn Anne Sessa and Carl Simpson and Adam Toma{\vs}ov{\'y}ch and Christy C. Visaggi},
  journal={Science},
  year={2008},
  volume={321},
  pages={100 - 97}
}
It has previously been thought that there was a steep Cretaceous and Cenozoic radiation of marine invertebrates. This pattern can be replicated with a new data set of fossil occurrences representing 3.5 million specimens, but only when older analytical protocols are used. Moreover, analyses that employ sampling standardization and more robust counting methods show a modest rise in diversity with no clear trend after the mid-Cretaceous. Globally, locally, and at both high and low latitudes… 

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