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Donovan, S.K.
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Geography and Geology; Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences
Article Title
Testing the marine and continental fossil records: Comment
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Geology
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Date of Publication
1996
Volume ID
24
Issue ID
4
Page(s)
381
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Abstract
Benton and Simms (1995) presented a comparative analysis of the fossil records of continental vertebrates and echinoderms showing, quite unexpectedly, that the two are of comparative 'quality' at least at the familial level. There are direct implications of this result; it also begs further analyses of other groups with complex, multielement skeletons, such as the marine vertebrates, marine arthropods and terrestrial arthropods. However, in interpreting their results, Donovan suggests that the authors may have been over-cautious and have failed to fully delineate the differences between vertebrate and echinoderm paleontology.....
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