The Fossil Record of Cretaceous Tetrapods

@inproceedings{Fara2000TheFR,
  title={The Fossil Record of Cretaceous Tetrapods},
  author={Emmanuel Fara and Michael J. Benton},
  year={2000}
}
Abstract The fossil record of the Cretaceous is critical for understanding the evolution of modern tetrapods. Using a measure of relative completeness of the fossil record—the Simple Completeness Metric (SCM)—quality of the fossil record and diversity during the Cretaceous appear to be closely related, suggesting an artifactual component. The SCM calculations also show that knowledge of the fossil record has improved in the last ten years. Recent proposals that modern orders of birds and… 
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