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Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Punctuated Equilibrium versus Community Evolution

Arthur J. Boucot.

in The Paleobiological Revolution

June 2009; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palaeontology. 9690 words.

This chapter examines punctuated equilibrium and compares it to the idea of community evolution that emerged from ecological study of the fossil record. It identifies what is believed to be...

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Continental-Scale Patterns in Neogene Mammal Community Evolution and Biogeography

Majid Mirzaie Ataabadi, Li-Ping Liu, Jussi T. Eronen, Raymond L. Bernor and Mikael Fortelius.

in Fossil Mammals of Asia

May 2013; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palaeontology. 12522 words.

This chapter analyzes continental-scale patterns in the evolution and biogeography of Neogene land mammals from a Europe–Asia perspective. More specifically, it examines the spatial and...

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Paleontology in the Twenty-first Century

David Jablonski.

in The Paleobiological Revolution

June 2009; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palaeontology. 18196 words.

This chapter presents the author's view of the current state of paleontology as one of the leaders of the current generation of paleobiologists. It identifies six major areas for...

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Fakes and fortunes

in Fossils

October 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palaeontology. 3327 words.

‘Fakes and fortunes’ shows how fossils have now become big business with perfect specimens commanding high fees. This has resulted in a number of fake specimens. The Piltdown forgery of...

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Against the odds

in Fossils

October 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palaeontology. 5530 words.

‘Against the odds’ describes the processes and conditions of fossil formation, the study of which is termed taphonomy. Fossils represent a tiny fraction of the diversity of life that has...

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Toward a New Macroevolutionary Synthesis

David Sepkoski.

in Rereading the Fossil Record

April 2012; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palaeontology. 12145 words.

This chapter explores the mechanisms of macroevolutionary synthesis and paleobiological contributions to it. The paleobiological revolution is effectively completed, though in a qualified...

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The “Species Concept” and the Beginnings of Paleobiology

David Sepkoski.

in Species and Speciation in the Fossil Record

October 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palaeontology. 6188 words.

In the late 1940s, the discipline of paleontology took major steps towards becoming more fully integrated into the community of evolutionary biology. Key to this process was the development...

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Stratigraphic Paleobiology

Mark E. Patzkowsky and Steven M. Holland.

April 2012; p ublished online February 2013 .

Book. Subjects: Palaeontology. 256 pages.

This book focuses on the interpretation of the fossil record that has been exemplified by the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) controversy, and it has been repeated countless times across a wide...

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From Paleoecology to Paleobiology

David Sepkoski.

in Rereading the Fossil Record

April 2012; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Palaeontology. 8796 words.

This chapter argues that a crucial prerequisite to the modern paleobiological synthesis is the development and refinement of the field of paleoecology. Paleoecology itself is not a new...

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