On Methuselah's Trail: Living Fossils and the Great Extinctions
Peter Ward 1992 W.H. Freeman and Co.

This book reviews modern survivors of lineages greatly reduced by mass extinctions and discusses why those lineages got hit so much harder than others. Examples include the chambered nautilus, horseshoe crabs, and the coelocanth.

ISBN 0-7167-2488-X
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Subject: Biology, Geoscience:Paleontology
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Book
Focus on the Cretaceous: Paleontology
Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time
Topics: Biosphere, Time/Earth HistoryKeywords: Earth history, evolution, mass extinction