Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
ISBN 13: 978-0-32177-565-8

Chapter 25 - 25.3 - Concept Check: 3

Answer

A fossil record for today would include a great diversity of groups, with the dominant ones from each domain/kingdom most represented based on numbers (flowering plants, arthropods, etc.). Harder things like seeds and tree trunks and shells would be most represented due to their resilience, while things like jellyfish and soft-bodied plants would be underrepresented.

Work Step by Step

Review the formation of fossils and consider that populous, hard-bodied creatures are preserved most. Then use your imagination to describe how that would play out in the fossilization of the world around you.
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