Selective extinction among end-Triassic European bivalves

  title={Selective extinction among end-Triassic European bivalves},
  author={Christopher A. McRoberts},
Ongoing controversies surrounding the end-Triassic extinction highlight the need for identifying a causal mechanism leading to extinction. Bivalve data from Lombardia (Italy), Northern Calcareous Alps (Austria and Germany), and northwest Europe (England and Wales) provide the biologic signal of selective extinction to compare two competing extinction hypotheses: (1) sea-level change and associated anoxia and (2) reduced primary productivity. The end-Triassic extinction eliminated 71% of… CONTINUE READING
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