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Paleontologists Develop Major New Fossil Database: Preliminary Analysis Questions Reality Of Recent Global Radiation

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May 17, 2001
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University Of Cincinnati
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Since the mid-19th century, scientists have questioned the extent to which the fossil record accurately depicts increases and decreases through time in biodiversity. A new database and analysis now indicates that, if not properly corrected, the fossil may provide a misleading signal of biodiversity changes during important intervals of geological time.

Since the mid-19th century, scientists have questioned the extent to which the fossil record accurately depicts increases and decreases through time in biodiversity. A new database and analysis now indicates that, if not properly corrected, the fossil may provide a misleading signal of biodiversity changes during important intervals of geological time.


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