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Did Cooling Oceans Trigger Ordovician Biodiversification? Evidence from Conodont Thermometry

Trotter, Julie; Williams, Ian; Barnes, Christopher; Lécuyer, Christophe; Nicoll, Robert


The Ordovician Period, long considered a supergreenhouse state, saw one of the greatest radiations of life in Earth's history. Previous temperature estimates of up to ∼70°C have spawned controversial speculation that the oxygen isotopic composition of

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Science
DOI: 10.1126/science.1155814


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