Mesozoic Marine Revolution
Published Online: 22 MAR 2002
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How to Cite
Gregory, F. J. 2002. Mesozoic Marine Revolution. eLS. .
- Published Online: 22 MAR 2002
The Mesozoic is characterized by a dramatic diversification of marine invertebrates and vertebrates. This affected both the existing marine ecosystems and the modern ecosystems that subsequently developed. Causes of the diversification include the end-Permian and Early Triassic mass extinctions, continental break-up, oceanic partitioning and sea-level fluctuations.
- mean seas;
- mass extinction