The Ischigualasto Tetrapod Assemblage (Late Triassic, Argentina) and 40Ar/39Ar Dating of Dinosaur Origins

@article{Rogers1993TheIT,
  title={The Ischigualasto Tetrapod Assemblage (Late Triassic, Argentina) and 40Ar/39Ar Dating of Dinosaur Origins},
  author={Raymond R. Rogers and Carl C. Swisher and Paul C. Sereno and Alfredo M. Monetta and Catherine A Forster and Ricardo N. Mart�nez},
  journal={Science},
  year={1993},
  volume={260},
  pages={794 - 797}
}
40Ar/39Ar dating of sanidine from a bentonite interbedded in the Ischigualasto Formation of northwestern Argentina yielded a plateau age of 227.8 � 0.3 million years ago. This middle Carnian age is a direct calibration of the Ischigualasto tetrapod assemblage, which includes some of the best known early dinosaurs. This age shifts last appearances of Ischigualasto taxa back into the middle Carnian, diminishing the magnitude of the proposed late Carnian tetrapod extinction event. By 228 million… 

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