U/Pb zircon geochronology and tempo of the end-permian mass extinction

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The mass extinction at the end of the Permian was the most profound in the history of life. Fundamental to understanding its cause is determining the tempo and duration of the extinction. Uranium/lead zircon data from Late Permian and Early Triassic rocks from south China place the Permian-Triassic boundary at 251.4 +/- 0.3 million years ago… (More)

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@article{Bowring1998UPbZG, title={U/Pb zircon geochronology and tempo of the end-permian mass extinction }, author={Bowring and Erwin and Jin M W Martin YG and Davidek and Wang}, journal={Science}, year={1998}, volume={280 5366}, pages={1039-45} }