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Re: Tetrapod extinctions in the PETM?
>> Which raises the question in my mind: which tetrapod lineages *did*
> AFAIK none. But the Paleocene fossil record is not terribly good, and
> neither is my knowledge of it.
Actually, the Paleocene record IS pretty good (for at least some regions).
See, for example:
There are major extinctions within major clades of tetrapods, but not of
the entire clades themselves. (Similar to the issue with forams and
corals: diversity crashes in both, but the groups survive).
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