Implications of drought for vertebrate fossil assemblages

Patty Lee Shipman

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THE profound effects of drought on modern ecosystems is widely appreciated. However, little attention has been paid to the palaeontological and geological consequences of drought; the few works1 which discuss drought in these terms are general. I wish to describe a sequence of events that may occur during a drought and the taphonomic implications of these events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)667-668
Number of pages2
Issue number5528
StatePublished - Dec 1 1975

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