Data from: Adaptive credible intervals on stratigraphic ranges when recovery potential is unknown

Steve C. Wang, Philip J. Everson, Heather Jianan Zhou, Dasol Park & David J. Chudzicki
Numerous methods exist for estimating the true stratigraphic range of a fossil taxon based on the stratigraphic positions of its fossil occurrences. Many of these methods require the assumption of uniform fossil recovery potential—that fossils are equally likely to be found at any point within the taxon's true range. This assumption is unrealistic, because factors such as stratigraphic architecture, sampling effort, and the taxon's abundance and geographic range affect recovery potential. Other methods do not...

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