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Subsampled non-marine tetrapod species diversity.

By Roger B. J. Benson (176910), Richard J. Butler (172299), John Alroy (847861), Philip D. Mannion (156289), Matthew T. Carrano (560052) and Graeme T. Lloyd (847862)


<p>(A) Subsampled species diversity within continental regions for a quorum of 0.4. The dashed line in A is the general linear model predicting subsampled regional diversity from geological age for the entire Mesozoic, modelling taxon counts as a Gaussian distribution and using a ln() link function (coefficients in <a href="" target="_blank">Table 4</a>). (B–D) Subsampled diversities for mammals (B), herps (C; non-mammalian, non-dinosaurian tetrapods), and dinosaurs (D). (E–G) Subsampling curves for (E) the Triassic–Early Jurassic of North America, Asia, and South Africa, (F) the Jurassic–Cretaceous of North America and Europe, and (G) the Cretaceous–Palaeogene of North America. The vertical, dashed grey lines in E–G indicate the target quorum of 0.4. An asterisk is placed in the same location of plots E–G to aid comparison. The data displayed in this figure can be accessed at <a href="" target="_blank"></a> [<a href="" target="_blank">48</a>].</p

Topics: Ecology, Biological Sciences, results show, speciose groups, Zero species, marine animals, Mesozoic origins, taxonomic biases, Species richness, diversification rate, Mesozoic tetrapod diversity, model contrasts, macroevolutionary processes, Mesozoic diversification, restructuring ecosystems, speciation rates, Mesozoic Tetrapods, mass extinction events, Species diversity
Year: 2016
DOI identifier: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1002359.g005
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