Genera are often better than species for detecting evolutionary change in the fossil record: A reply to Salesa et al

Jussi Eronen, Alistair Evans, Mikael Fortelius, Jukka Jernvall

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In their technical comment Salesa et al. (2011) raise several issues, including an important topic affecting most, or perhaps all, paleoecological studies-the difficulty of determining a reasonable way to deal with taxonomy. Specifically, Salesa et al. draw our attention to a taxonomic revision of Iberian Anchitherium (Sanchez et al. 1998), that we failed to follow in our study (Eronen et al. 2010), and express concerns that a different handling of Anchitherium taxonomy would have affected our results and conclusions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1514 - 1516
Number of pages3
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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