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Explosive Evolution Need Not Follow Mass Extinctions, Study of Ancient Zooplankton Finds
February 13, 2012
The fossil record of graptoloids challenges the theory that immediately after a mass extinction, species develop new physical traits at a rapid pace.
University of Chicago
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