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Taxonomic structure of the fossil record is shaped by sampling bias.

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Understanding biases that affect how species are partitioned into higher taxa is critical for much of paleobiology, as higher taxa are commonly used to estimate species diversity through time. We test the validity of using higher taxa as a proxy for species diversity for the first time by examining one of the best fossil records we have, that of deep-sea microfossils. Using a new, taxonomically standardized, data set of coccolithophorid species and genera recorded from 143 deep-sea drilling s...

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10.1093/sysbio/syr076

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Journal:
Systematic biology
Volume:
61
Issue:
1
Pages:
80-89
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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EISSN:
1076-836X
ISSN:
1063-5157
Source identifiers:
384675
Language:
English
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pubs:384675
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uuid:07785b69-9beb-47cf-a3e2-b99477867e0f
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pubs:384675
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2013-11-17

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