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The Paleobiological RevolutionEssays on the Growth of Modern Paleontology$
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David Sepkoski and Michael Ruse

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780226748610

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226748597.001.0001

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The Problem of Punctuational Speciation and Trends in the Fossil Record

The Problem of Punctuational Speciation and Trends in the Fossil Record

(p.423) Chapter Twenty-Two The Problem of Punctuational Speciation and Trends in the Fossil Record
The Paleobiological Revolution

Anthony Hallam

University of Chicago Press

This chapter offers the perspective of a paleobiologist trained in the United Kingdom. It describes the development of paleobiological interests among British paleontologists from the 1950s to the 1980s, focusing on punctuated equilibrium and the associated theory of species selection, which played an important role in the author's own research. This chapter also discusses the trends in the fossil record and provides an assessment of the significance of the idea of punctuational speciation for paleobiology generally.

Keywords:   paleobiologist, United Kingdom, punctuated equilibrium, species selection, fossil record, punctuational speciation, paleobiology

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