Reply to the comment on Chu et al., "Lilliput effect in freshwater ostracods during the Permian-Triassic extinction" [Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 435 (2015): 38-52]

Daoliang Chu, Jinnan Tong*, Haijun Song, Michael J. Benton, Huyue Song, Jianxin Yu, Xincheng Qiu, Yunfei Huang, Li Tian

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Abstract

In the comment on our paper, Forel and Crasquin (2015)make a number of very strong criticisms that attempt to cast doubt on everything in our study. We thank them for their detailed discussion of our paper, especially the taxonomic and methodological issues and the insightful explanations on the causes of the reduction of ostracod size. However,many of their criticisms are excessive. Our paper focused on the change of ostracod size across the Permian-Triassic boundary according to reliable data, and several probable causes were presented. We accept some of the comments by Forel and Crasquin (2015), but these do not negate the core conclusions of our original paper.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)863-865
Number of pages3
JournalPalaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
Volume440
Early online date21 Sep 2015
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 15 Dec 2015

Keywords

  • Permian–Triassic extinction
  • Lilliput effect
  • Extinction
  • Ostracod
  • Terrestrial
  • Freshwater

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