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Title: The survival of megafauna after the end-Pleistocene impact: a lesson from the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary
Authors: Ruban, Dmitry A.
Keywords: Impact
Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Bogucki Wydawnictwo Naukowe
Citation: Geologos vo. 15 (2), 2009, pp. 129-132.
Abstract: Survival of Pleistocene megafauna after the hypothesized impact of a bolide during the latest Pleistocene seems to be partly island-centered, whereas that the survival of dinosaurs and ammonites after the comparable catastrophe at the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary seems to have occurred in a fairly haphazard way within the areas affected by the impact. This poses some new questions about the possible mechanism behind the end-Pleistocene extinction, although it does not disprove an impact as a plausible cause.
ISSN: 1426-8981
Appears in Collections:Geologos, 2009, 15, 2

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