Was the Devonian radiation of large predatory fish a consequence of rising atmospheric oxygen concentration?

Butterfield, N. J. (2011) Was the Devonian radiation of large predatory fish a consequence of rising atmospheric oxygen concentration? Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108 (9). E28. DOI 10.1073/pnas.1018072108

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Abstract

On the basis of a Mo-based geochemical proxy calibrated to the fossil record of fish, Dahl et al. argued that oxygen levels in the early Paleozoic were 15–50% of present atmospheric levels (PAL) and probably no more than a few percent PAL for the previous 2 billion years ( 1). It is an interesting result, but the study raised a number of issues.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2011AREP; IA62;
Subjects: 04 - Palaeobiology
Divisions: 04 - Palaeobiology
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Volume: 108
Page Range: E28
Identification Number: 10.1073/pnas.1018072108
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2011 17:56
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 10:02
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/2032

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