Species richness in marine benthic habitats through the Phanerozoic

@article{Bambach1977SpeciesRI,
  title={Species richness in marine benthic habitats through the Phanerozoic},
  author={Richard K. Bambach},
  journal={Paleobiology},
  year={1977},
  volume={3},
  pages={152-167}
}
  • R. Bambach
  • Published 1 April 1977
  • Biology
  • Paleobiology
The distribution of numbers of species and the median number of species from 386 selected fossil communities are tabulated for high stress, variable nearshore, and open marine environments during the Lower, Middle, and Upper Paleozoic, the Mesozoic and the Cenozoic. The number of species always increases from high stress to variable nearshore to open marine environments. Within-habitat variation in number of species is small for long intervals of the Phanerozoic. The median number of species in… 
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