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Friday, 28 October 2016

End-Permian Mass Extinction Reexamined

End-Permian Mass Extinction Reexamined

End-Permian mass extinction was not so massive
By Belinda Smith, Cosmos Magazine
https://cosmosmagazine.com/palaeontology/mass-extinctions-were-not-so-massive-study

US paleontologists states once the dust settled
following the 'great dying' around 250 million
years ago, nearly 20% of species remained – not
4%. Belinda Smith reports.

Paleontologist suggests 'great dying' 252 million
years ago wasn't as bad as thought, October 4, 2016
http://phys.org/news/2016-10-paleontologist-great-dying-million-years.html

The paper is:

Stanley, S. M., 2016, Estimates of the magnitudes
of major marine mass extinctions in earth history.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,
US, vol. 113 no. 42 E6325-E6334
http://www.pnas.org/content/113/42/E6325

Yours,


Paul H.

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