Extinction: End‐Triassic Mass Extinction

  title={Extinction: End‐Triassic Mass Extinction},
  author={Michael Hautmann},
  • M. Hautmann
  • Published 15 August 2012
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • eLS
One of the five greatest mass extinction events in Earth's history occurred at the end of the Triassic, c. 200 million years ago. This event ultimately eliminated conodonts and nearly annihilated corals, sphinctozoan sponges and ammonoids. Other strongly affected marine taxa include brachiopods, bivalves, gastropods and foraminifers. On the land, there is evidence for a temporal disturbance of plant communities but only few plant taxa finally disappeared. Terrestrial vertebrates also suffered… 
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