TITLE

Confirming Romer's Gap

PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Science & Children;Jan2007, Vol. 44 Issue 5, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the research conducted by a team of scientists led by University of Washington paleontologist Peter Ward regarding the disappearance of non-marine arthropods hundreds of millions years ago. They believed that the disappearance was caused by the drop in the oxygen content of Earth's atmosphere during the period. The disappearance was first discovered by Yale University paleontologist Alfred Romer who recognized that vertebrae creatures disappeared 360 million years ago wherein few fossil records of animals with backbones were discovered around the period.
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23581497

 

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