The End-Permian Mass Extinction and Relative Ecological Changes Between Herbivorous and Carnivorous Synapsids

Lechki, Stephanie C.


  • In modern mammalian terrestrial ecosystems, herbivores tend to be larger than carnivores. I explored the history of the relationship between these intrinsic biological characters by analyzing trends in body size and diet for Permian and Triassic Synapsida, the dominant terrestrial vertebrates during that time. This work exhibits the ability of mass extinctions to disrupt size distributions of ... read more
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