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A new chronology for the end-Triassic mass extinction

Abstract:

The transition from the Triassic to Jurassic Period, initiating the 'Age of the dinosaurs', approximately 200 Ma, is marked by a profound mass extinction with more than 50% genus loss in both marine and continental realms. This event closely coincides with a period of extensive volcanism in the Central Atlantic Magmatic Province (CAMP) associated with the initial break-up of Pangaea but a causal relationship is still debated. The Triassic-Jurassic (T-J) boundary is recently proposed in the ma...

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10.1016/j.epsl.2010.01.003

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Deenen, MHL More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
Krijgsman, W More by this author
Kuerschner, WM More by this author
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Journal:
Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Volume:
291
Issue:
1-4
Pages:
113-125
Publication date:
2010-03-01
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ISSN:
0012-821X
URN:
uuid:0d5becf4-4e75-45cf-98d7-a87d59bcf616
Source identifiers:
385557
Local pid:
pubs:385557

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