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Unformatted text preview: or a range of environments that cover a range; specialized environments present problems with facies fossils, eg. Reef environments Climate similarity (this is pertinent in the long range comparison); ice house times cut down on things that are common -> tropical, temperate, and polar (more climatic zones) Distance: some organisms only occur in one or few facies, fewer things in common the further you are, eg. Benthic organisms wide deep oceans, big continents, unfavorable environments (barrier) Migration: occurs quickly if barriers are not present, evasive species does not take long before it overtakes the environment (not too big of a problem) Prerequisite conditions: o How do you analyze a Simpson Diagram? 4 Tuesday, September 08, 2009 9:30 AM Paleobiology Page 1 Paleobiology Page 2 Paleobiology Page 3...
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2010 for the course GEO 420k taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas at Austin.
- Spring '08