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Science. 2000 Jul 21;289(5478):432-6.

Pattern of marine mass extinction near the Permian-Triassic boundary in South China.

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  • 1Nanjing Institute of Geology and Palaeontology, Academia Sinica, Nanjing 210008, China. ygjin@public1.ptt.js.cn

Abstract

The Meishan section across the Permian-Triassic boundary in South China is the most thoroughly investigated in the world. A statistical analysis of the occurrences of 162 genera and 333 species confirms a sudden extinction event at 251.4 million years ago, coincident with a dramatic depletion of delta13C(carbonate) and an increase in microspherules.

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