By Jean Guex
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It aims at building the simplest continuous dynamic model which can generate a morphology, given empirically, or a set of discontinuous phenomena. Thom’s theory concerns the phenomena where a gradual and relatively slow change produces a sudden jump of the state of the system. Such phenomena are called catastrophes. The graphical representation known under the name of “cusp catastrophe” is ideal to describe empirically the cases of the evolutionary jumps which arise during gradual changes in the environmental stress (Fig.
Greenhornensis is a complex trochospiral species that displays raised sutures on the spiral side, supplementary apertures on the umbilical side and a single keel. It further presents umbilical secondary apertures and non-inflated chambers on the umbilical side. Globular morphotypes with supplementary apertures also occur in the same assemblages as the keeled ones. They were initially referred to Anaticinella multiloculata (Eicher 1972) which was first described in the North American Basin (Eicher 1972; Longoria 1973; Leckie 1985; Desmares et al.
1994) measurements in Great Britain (see also Cohen and Coe 2007) are plotted as the mean-values of the original measurements per subzone. There is an apparent correlation between the taxonomic richness and the variation of the 87Sr/86Sr ratio. Such a correlation was already observed and discussed by Cardenas and Harries (2010) at a very large scale in the marine Phanerozoic genera. According to these authors, this correlation is basically controlled by the availability of marine nutrients. 3 The Pliensbachian -Toarcian Extinctions A model similar to the one presented above (Fig.
Retrograde Evolution During Major Extinction Crises by Jean Guex