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Assessing the quality of the fossil record: Insights from vertebrates

Abstract:

Assessing the quality of the fossil record is notoriously hard, and many recent attempts have used sampling proxies that can be questioned. For example, counts of geological formations and estimated outcrop areas might not be defensible as reliable sampling proxies: geological formations are units of enormously variable dimensions that depend on rock heterogeneity and fossil content (and so are not independent of the fossil record), and outcrop areas are not always proportional to rock exposu...

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Publisher copy:
10.1144/SP358.6

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Journal:
Geological Society Special Publication
Volume:
358
Issue:
1
Pages:
63-94
Publication date:
2011-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
2041-4927
ISSN:
0305-8719
URN:
uuid:3f78f202-3538-4449-96fa-de3770cf0f45
Source identifiers:
384676
Local pid:
pubs:384676
Language:
English

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