- Morphological disparity as a biodiversity metric in lower bathyal and abyssal gastropod assemblagesCraig R McClain
Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts, 100 Morrissey Boulevard, Boston, Massachusetts 02125, USA
Evolution 58:338-48. 2004..The lower bathyal fauna contains a fairly equable mix of species abundances, trophic modes, and shell types. The abyssal group is numerically dominated by species that are deposit feeders with compact unsculptured shells...
- Bathymetric patterns of morphological disparity in deep-sea gastropods from the western North Atlantic basinCraig R McClain
Department of Biology, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131, USA
Evolution 59:1492-9. 2005..The findings suggest the importance of interacting ecological and evolutionary processes at varying spatiotemporal scales for both morphological disparity and species richness...
- A source-sink hypothesis for abyssal biodiversityMichael A Rex
Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts 02125, USA
Am Nat 165:163-78. 2005..The abyss, which is the largest marine benthic environment, may afford more limited ecological and evolutionary opportunity than the bathyal zone...