Primatology, paleolecology, and a new method for assessing taphonomic bias in fossil assemblages.
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I present a new method which can specifically detect taphonomic bias that affects the community structure of mammalian fossil assemblages. As an illustration, I apply the method to the Paleogene Faunal Zones of the Fayum in Egypt and demonstrate significant taphonomic biases which were not recognized in previous analyses of these assemblages.
|Title:||Primatology, paleolecology, and a new method for assessing taphonomic bias in fossil assemblages|
|Keywords:||Fayum, fossil mammal communities, primate evolution, taphonomy, FUNCTIONAL-GROUPS, ECOLOGICAL DIVERSITY, COMMUNITIES, FOREST, RULE|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences > Anthropology|
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