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Determining taphonomic controls and rates of decay in cave environments using microcosms
(Society for Sedimentary Geology, 2018-04-03)
Caves are important sites of fossil preservation, especially for Quaternary vertebrates. Taphonomic processes operating in caves are not well understood and have never been experimentally examined. This study focuses on ...
Evidence for trait-based dominance in occupancy among fossil taxa and the decoupling of macroecological and macroevolutionary success
(University of Chicago Press, 2018-03-21)
Biological systems provide examples of differential success among taxa, from ecosystems with a few dominant species (ecological success) to clades that possess far more species than sister-clades (macroevolutionary success). ...
The greatest hits of all time: the histories of dominant genera in the fossil record
(Paleontological Society, 2018-08-01)
Certain taxa are noticeably common within collections, widely distributed, and frequently long-lived. We have examined these dominant genera as compared to rarer genera, with a focus on their temporal histories. Using ...