Evolutionary Stasis and Change in the Dominican Republic by Ross H. Nehm, Ann F. Budd
By Ross H. Nehm, Ann F. Budd
The richly fossiliferous Neogene stratigraphic sections of the Dominican Republic function considered one of just a couple of geological examine structures on the planet the place morphological stasis and punctuated speciation were investigated in a number of lineages. This learn approach presents unparalleled possibilities for comparative experiences of evolutionary stasis and alter and their environmental and ecological contexts. during this quantity, a various workforce of geologists and paleobiologists jointly concentration their awareness in this examine procedure, supplying an up to date geological framework and a sequence of novel stories of evolutionary stasis and alter between various lineages and linked ecological groups. This number of stories illustrates the big strength of collaborative, multidisciplinary, and field-based paleobiological learn for experiences of macroevolutionary swap within the fossil list.
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