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    Comment on “An early Miocene extinction in pelagic sharks”

    Feichtinger, I. and Adnet, S. and Cuny, G. and Guinot, G. and Kriwet, J. and Neubauer, T. and Pollerspock, J. and Shimada, K. and Straube, N. and Underwood, Charles and Vullo, R. and Harzhauser, M. (2021) Comment on “An early Miocene extinction in pelagic sharks”. Science 374 (6573), ISSN 0036-8075.

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    Abstract

    Sibert and Rubin (Reports, 4 June 2021, p. 1105) claim to have identified a previously unidentified, major extinction event of open-ocean sharks in the early Miocene. We argue that their interpretations are based on an experimental design that does not account for a considerable rise in the sedimentation rate coinciding with the proposed event, nor for intraspecific variation in denticle morphology.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Science > Earth and Planetary Sciences > UCL/Birkbeck Centre for Planetary Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Earth and Planetary Sciences, Institute of
    Depositing User: Charles Underwood
    Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2022 13:32
    Last Modified: 29 Jan 2022 07:07
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/47047

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