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When the Invasion of Land Failed: The Legacy of the Devonian Extinctions

George McGhee,

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160575
eISBN:
9780231536363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160575.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

The invasion of land by ocean-dwelling plants and animals was one of the most revolutionary events in the evolution of life on Earth, yet the animal invasion almost failed—twice—because of the twin ... More


The Impact of Invasive Species on Speciation: Lessons from the Fossil Record

Alycia L. Stigall

in Species and Speciation in the Fossil Record

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226377445
eISBN:
9780226377582
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226377582.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

Among modern taxa, speciation by geographic isolation is more prevalent than biologically‐based isolation mechanisms, and studies of speciation style among modern species indicate that vicariant ... More


Dinosaur Extinction

J. David Archibald and David E. Fastovsky

in The Dinosauria

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520242098
eISBN:
9780520941434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242098.003.0033
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The disappearance of nonavian dinosaurs is only a small part of a greater class of extinctions known as “mass extinctions.” Mass extinctions are global events characterized by unusually high rates of ... More


The Legacy of the Devonian Extinctions

George R. McGhee

in When the Invasion of Land Failed: The Legacy of the Devonian Extinctions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231160575
eISBN:
9780231536363
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231160575.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Paleontology

This chapter discusses the impact of Devonian Extinction (End-Frasnian Catastrophe and End-Famennian Catastrophe) on the evolution of species. These catastrophes did not merely delay vertebrate ... More


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