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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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