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A Critical Assessment of Punctuated Equilibria. I. Duration of Taxa

Schopf, Thomas J. M. (1982) A Critical Assessment of Punctuated Equilibria. I. Duration of Taxa. Evolution, 36 (6). pp. 1144-1157. ISSN 0014-3820 . https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20170607-103935769

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to present a reasonable paleontological basis for interpreting species durations over geologic time. The context is to evaluate the currently much discussed model of punctuated equilibria. I will take the position of a devil's advocate and explore the biases that are inherent in the model as customarily used.


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Additional Information:© 1982 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Received February 26, 1982. Revised July 15, 1982.
Issue or Number:6
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Official Citation:Schopf, T. J. M. (1982), A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF PUNCTUATED EQUILIBRIA I. DURATION OF TAXA. Evolution, 36: 1144–1157. doi:10.1111/j.1558-5646.1982.tb05485.x
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