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@guac · a year ago

Discovery of a new mass extinction https://phys.org/news/2020-09-discovery-mass-extinction.html

Discovery of a new mass extinction

phys.org

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University Of Bristol

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It's not often a new mass extinction is identified; after all, such events were so devastating they really stand out in the fossil record. In a new paper, published today in Science Advances, an international team has identified a major extinction of life 233 million years ago that triggered the dinosaur takeover of the world. The crisis has been called the Carnian Pluvial Episode.