Unformatted text preview: inherent in tabulating higher-level phenomena. What can we say about adaptation and extinction rates? is extinction due to : Bad luck or Bad genes? (book by David Raup, W.W. Norton, Co.). As to the causes of extinction here are some questions to "ask" the fossil record: intrinsic/extrinsic : was extinction due to a characteristic of the organism (intrinsic) or of the physical environment (extrinsic)? Was extinction due to competition (mutituberculates and rodents) or was it due to major events like sea level changes or asteroid impact? One "asks" the fossil record by looking at the data:...
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This note was uploaded on 11/06/2011 for the course BIO BSC1010 taught by Professor Gwenhauner during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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