Evolution of Paleozoic Marine Invertebrate Communities

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Science  15 Mar 1968:
Vol. 159, Issue 3820, pp. 1231-1233
DOI: 10.1126/science.159.3820.1231


Communities of Paleozoic shelf invertebrates underwent varied rates of change in faunal composition. Notable changes took place during Late Devonian-Early Mississippian time and were most noticeable in ofishore brachiopod-dominated communities. Near-shore molluscan communities remained relatively stable throughout the Paleozoic.

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