Pulsed origination and extinction in the marine realm

@inproceedings{Foote2005PulsedOA,
  title={Pulsed origination and extinction in the marine realm},
  author={Michael Foote},
  booktitle={Paleobiology},
  year={2005}
}
  • M. Foote
  • Published in Paleobiology 21 December 2005
  • Environmental Science
Abstract The pattern of variation in taxonomic turnover on short timescales is expected to leave detectable signals even when taxonomic data are compiled at coarser timescales. Global, stage-level data on first and last appearances of marine animal genera are analyzed to determine whether it is more likely that origination and extinction were spread throughout stages or that they were concentrated at a single episode per stage. The analysis takes incomplete and variable sampling of… 

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