The Cretaceous-Tertiary biotic transition

  title={The Cretaceous-Tertiary biotic transition},
  author={N. Macleod and P. Rawson and P. Forey and F. Banner and Marcelle K. BouDagher-Fadel and P. Bown and J. A. Burnett and P. Chambers and S. Culver and S. Evans and Charlotte H. Jeffery and M. Kaminski and A. Lord and A. C. Milner and A. R. Milner and Noel J. Morris and E. Owen and B. Rosen and A. B. Smith and P. Taylor and E. Urquhart and J. Young},
  journal={Journal of the Geological Society},
  pages={265 - 292}
  • N. Macleod, P. Rawson, +19 authors J. Young
  • Published 1997
  • Geology
  • Journal of the Geological Society
  • Mass extinctions are recognized through the study of fossil groups across event horizons, and from analyses of long-term trends in taxonomic richness and diversity. Both approaches have inherent flaws, and data that once seemed reliable can be readily superseded by the discovery of new fossils and/or the application of new analytical techniques. Herein the current state of the Cretaceous-Tertiary (K-T) biostratigraphical record is reviewed for most major fossil clades, including: calcareous… CONTINUE READING

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