New conodont faunas
from the Late Ordovician of the Central Carnic Alps, Austria.
Such perturbations, related to anthropogenic climatic change, are currently challenging the fauna
of the world today, emphasizing the importance of the fossil record for our understanding of how past events affected the history of faunal diversification and extinction, and hence how future climactic changes may continue to influence life on earth," the authors wrote in the paper.
Summary--Three squamate reptile taxa are added to early Hemingfordian Quarry A Local Fauna
of Logan County, Colorado: the legless lizard Ophisaurus sp.
473, in Reynolds and Lindsay 1999), and is elsewhere known only from Blancan and younger faunas
(Repenning 1967; McKenna and Bell 1997).
INTRODUCTION Faunal lists for the Medicine Pole Hills (MPH) Local Fauna
have been reported (1,2), however, the only element of the fauna
that has been studied in detail is the artiodactyl, Leptomeryx (3).
It seems likely that larger samples of microvertebrates from Cold Spring levels in Texas will reveal faunal differences from the Burkeville levels, similar to differences in the large mammals used in developing the sequence of Local Faunas
(Wilson 1956), but it is also possible that some of the common small mammals may have been stratigraphically long ranging in the Gulf coast of the Miocene.
For many types of Australian habitats, the effect of bushfires on vertebrate fauna
is fairly well understood.
differ from the preceding Villanyian ones by the occurrence of Microtus.
18 Amazonian aquatic invertebrate faunas
(Mollusca, Ostracoda) and their development over the past 30 million years (Frank P.
Can the Lilliput Effect be detected in the brachiopod faunas
of South China following the terminal Ordovician mass extinction?
According to Tarailo and Fastovsky, if it took 30 million years for the terrestrial fauna
to recover, then the older formation should have lower diversity than the younger one, because it would still be compromised by the conditions that caused the extinction.
69 TABLE 2 Early Tertiary reptile faunas
from marine, coastline environments.