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Causes of evolution : a paleontological perspective

Author: Robert M Ross; Warren D Allmon
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert M Ross; Warren D Allmon
ISBN: 0226728234 9780226728230 0226728242 9780226728247
OCLC Number: 21560941
Notes: "This volume originated in a student-run seminar series in 'Earth History and Paleobiology' held at Harvard University in the spring of 1987"--Preface.
Description: xiii, 479 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Specifying causal factors in evolution: the paleontological contribution / Warren D. Allmon and Robert M. Ross --
Onshore-offshore trends in marine invertebrate evolution / David Jablonski and David J. Bottjer --
Continental area, dispersion, latitudinal distribution and topographic variety: a test of correlation with terrestrial plant diversity / Bruce H. Tiffney and Karl J. Niklas --
The general correlation between rate of speciation and rate of extinction: fortuitous causal linkages / Steven M. Stanley --
The macroevolution of clade shape / James W. Valentine --
The reciprocal interaction of organism and effective environment: learning more about "And" / Jennifer A. Kitchell. Ecological processes and progressive macroevolution of marine clonal benthos / Jeremy B.C. Jackson and Frank K. McKinney --
Tectonic events and climatic change: opportunities for speciation in Cenozoic marine ostracoda / Thomas M. Cronin and N. Ikeya --
Biotic and abiotic factors in the evolution of early Mesozoic marine mollusks / Anthony Hallam --
Unoccupied morphospace and the coiled geometry of gastropods: architectural constraint or geometric covariation? / David E. Schindel --
Exploring the roles of intrinsic and extrinsic factors in the evolutionary radiation of melanopsis / Dana H. Geary. The correlates of high diversity in Lake Victoria haplochromine cichlids: a neontological perspective / Robert L. Dorit --
Ecological causes of clade diversity in hummingbirds: a neontological perspective on the generation of diversity / Robert Bleiweiss --
Faunal diversity and turnover in a Miocene terrestrial sequence / John C. Barry. Lawrence J. Flynn, and David R. Pilbeam --
Quaternary mammals of the Great Basin: extinct giants, Pleistocene relicts and recent immigrants / Timothy H. Heaton.
Responsibility: edited by Robert M. Ross and Warren D. Allmon ; with a foreword by Stephen Jay Gould.
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