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- Silvestro, Daniele, et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Systematic biology 2018 v.67 no.3 pp. 458-474
- Bayesian theory; Carnivora; data collection; extinction; fossils; longevity; phylogeny; probability; survival rate
- ... The estimation of diversification rates is one of the most vividly debated topics in modern systematics, with considerable controversy surrounding the power of phylogenetic and fossil-based approaches in estimating extinction. Van Valen’s seminal work from 1973 proposed the “Law of constant extinction,” which states that the probability of extinction of taxa is not dependent on their age. This ass ...
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- Journal of biogeography 2018 v.45 no.6 pp. 1223-1230
- Bayesian theory; DNA; biogeography; ecology; fossils; models; space and time
- ... Linking pattern to process across spatial and temporal scales has been a key goal of the field of biogeography. In January 2017, the 8th biennial conference of the International Biogeography Society sponsored a symposium on Building up biogeography—process to pattern that aimed to review progress towards this goal. Here we present a summary of the symposium, in which we identified promising areas ...
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- Palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology 2018 v.496 pp. 166-174
- carnivores; extinction; fossils; mandible (bone); phenotype; physical properties; space and time; trees
- ... Saber-toothed cats were armed with formidable weapons. They evolved a number of highly derived morphological features, most notably a pair of extremely long upper canines, which makes them unique within the felid family. Although the sabertooth character evolved several times among carnivorous mammals, sabertooth clades mostly had disjunctive occurrences both in space and time, and no sabertooth i ...