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Phanerozoic marine diversity: rock record modelling provides an independent test of large-scale trends.

Abstract:

Sampling bias created by a heterogeneous rock record can seriously distort estimates of marine diversity and makes a direct reading of the fossil record unreliable. Here we compare two independent estimates of Phanerozoic marine diversity that explicitly take account of variation in sampling-a subsampling approach that standardizes for differences in fossil collection intensity, and a rock area modelling approach that takes account of differences in rock availability. Using the fossil records...

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Publisher copy:
10.1098/rspb.2012.1793

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McGowan, AJ More by this author
Journal:
Proceedings. Biological sciences / The Royal Society
Volume:
279
Issue:
1746
Pages:
4489-4495
Publication date:
2012-11-05
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EISSN:
1471-2954
ISSN:
0962-8452
URN:
uuid:5baf959f-21f6-448d-a072-0e0f59642ca9
Source identifiers:
354909
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pubs:354909

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