Time that a recognized taxa in the fossil record lives

Range 1 - 10 million years
Organism Generic
Reference De Vos JM, Joppa LN, Gittleman JL, Stephens PR, Pimm SL. Estimating the normal background rate of species extinction. Conserv Biol. 2015 Apr29(2):452-62. doi: 10.1111/cobi.12380. p.454 left column 4th paragraphPubMed ID25159086
Comments P.454 left column 4th paragraph: "Calculating the Background Rate from the Fossil Record: The fossil record suggests that recognized taxa live from 1 to 10 million years, with some obvious exceptions. Pimm et al. (1995) chose the shorter duration, which gives a background rate of 1 E/MSY [extinction per million species per year], and called it a “benchmark.” Barnosky et al. (2011), Harnik et al. (2012), and Alroy (1996) greatly expand on this superficial estimate."
Entered by Uri M
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