Extinctions and migrations of Devonian rugose corals in the Eastern Americas Realm
Version of Record online: 9 OCT 2007
Volume 23, Issue 2, pages 167–178, April 1990
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JR, W. A. OLIVER. (1990), Extinctions and migrations of Devonian rugose corals in the Eastern Americas Realm. Lethaia, 23: 167–178. doi: 10.1111/j.1502-3931.1990.tb01358.x
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- Version of Record online: 9 OCT 2007
Oliver, W. A., Jr. 1990 04 15: Extinctions and migrations of Devonian rugose corals in The Eastern Americas Realm. Lethaia, Vol. 23, pp. 167–178. Oslo. ISSN 0024–1164.
Detailed plotting of the stratigraphic ranges of Devonian rugose coral genera within the Eastern Americas Realm reveals new information about the extinctions and migrations of this largely endemic fauna. There were significant faunal turnovers in the Lochkovian, middle Eifelian and late Givetian. as well as in the often discussed late Frasnian. The late Givetian turnover was nearly as great as the Frasnian one. Inward migration was principally from western North America, and the greatest influxes were during the carly Givetian and Frasnian. It seems likely that there were several separate incursions and that some genera were introduced to the east two, or even three times.