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AuthorsD.A.T. Harper, M. Liljeroth, C.M.Ø. Rasmussen
TitleTectonics, islands and island hopping in the Early Palaeozoic benthos
JournalScripta Geologica
Volume142
Year2011
Pages11-12
ISSN0375-7587
Keywordstectonics; islands; island hopping; Palaeozoic; Ordivician; craddle of evolution; museum of evolution
AbstractAnalyses confirm the roles of the oceanic provinces as both cradles and museums of evolution (Harper & Mac Niocaill, 2002), with reference to the development of the global brachiopod fauna through the Floian-Sandbian (mid Early – early Late Ordovician) interval. Moreover, groups of taxa with particularly widespread distributions during the Dapingian-Darriwilian were possible island hoppers, taking advantage of the spectrum of disparate terranes generated by the magmatic and tectonic activity of the period.
Classification38.22 ; 38.36
Document typearticle
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