Gastropods from the Cretaceous-Palaeogene boundary in Denmark.

  title={Gastropods from the Cretaceous-Palaeogene boundary in Denmark.},
  author={Thomas Rintza Hansen},
  volume={4654 1},
  • T. Hansen
  • Published 12 August 2019
  • Biology
  • Zootaxa
Gastropods constituted one of the most successful faunal groups in the Danish Basin around the Cretaceous-Palaeogene (K-Pg) boundary, both with regard to abundance and diversity. Only 19 species were known previously; this number is here increased to 140. The end-Cretaceous Danish fauna is represented by 79 taxa of which 85 % became extinct at the boundary. A new fauna of 72 species arose within a remarkably short time interval of less than half a million years. The extinction seems to have hit… 
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