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Impacts and Mass Extinctions

  • Andrew Y. Glikson
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Part of the SpringerBriefs in Earth Sciences book series (BRIEFSEARTH)

Abstract

Since establishment of the connection between the Cretaceous-Tertiary (K-T) impact event and attendant mass extinction 65 Ma-ago, another established connection is demonstrated at 580 Ma where the Acraman-Bunyeroo impact (South Australia) coincides with the radiation of Acritarchs. Possible impact-extinction relations also occur at the end-Devonian, where the age of Woodleigh (120 km-large) coincides with the demise of coral reefs.

Keywords

Carbonaceous Shale Mass Extinction Rugose Coral Asteroid Impact Mass Extinction Event 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Planetary Science Institute and School of Archaeology and AnthropologyAustralian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

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