Body size variation across domains of life

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Reference Smith et al., Body size evolution across the Geozoic, Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Vol. 44 :523-553, 2016 DOI: 10.1146/annurev-earth-060115-012147 link p.524 table 1
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Comments P.524 top paragraph: "The Geozoic, the ∼3.6 Ga period of Earth history when the planet has supported life, began with the origin of living things and has subsequently been characterized by an enormous diversification of body form, complexity, and function. While the earliest organisms were small, single-celled prokaryotes, life on Earth today spans approximately 23 orders of magnitude in size (Payne et al. 2009, Smith & Lyons 2013), from bacteria at 0.2 μm (10^−11 mm^3) to the giant sequoia tree at >115 m (10^12 mm^3) (Table 1)." P.530 bottom paragraph: "Moreover, with the exception of Archaea, which appear to have been restricted to about four orders of magnitude (Table 1), most clades occupy about the same range of body size (∼12–14 orders of magnitude), although minimum and maximum limits vary (Figure 2)." Please note that one of the pointers to footnote 'a' in table is supposed to be footnote 'b'.
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