Rainforest collapse triggered Carboniferous tetrapod diversification in Euramerica

@inproceedings{Sahney2010RainforestCT,
  title={Rainforest collapse triggered Carboniferous tetrapod diversification in Euramerica},
  author={Sarda Sahney and Michael J Benton and Howard J. Falcon-Lang},
  year={2010}
}
Abrupt collapse of the tropical rainforest biome (Coal Forests) drove rapid diversification of Carboniferous tetrapods (amphibians and reptiles) in Euramerica. This finding is based on analysis of global and alpha diversity databases in a precise geologic context. From Visean to Moscovian time, both diversity measures steadily increased, but following rainforest collapse in earliest Kasimovian time (ca. 305 Ma), tetrapod extinction rate peaked, alpha diversity imploded, and endemism developed… CONTINUE READING

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