Fossils and Paleobiology

America must standardize fossil data patterns what can

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Unformatted text preview: Or first and last occurrence (its stratigraphic range) We have a thorough inventory of first and last occurrences for marine genera Fossils: Issues How complete is the fossil record? If we glean patterns from fossil data, can we trust them? How complete is a lineage? Hard parts help, near rocks or water. Y axis is: first occurrence, last occurrence, but no middle bit? That indicates a less complete fossil record. Those ON the axis are actually extinct. Fossils Taphonomy: the study of fossilization Take home...
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This document was uploaded on 03/23/2014 for the course BIOL 185 at Georgetown.

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