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Multiple Early Triassic greenhouse crises impeded recovery from Late Permian mass extinction

Retallack, Gregory; Sheldon, Nathan D.; Carr, Paul Francis; Fanning, Christopher; Thompson, Caitlyn A.; Williams, Megan L.; Jones, Brian Gordon; Hutton, Adrian


The Late Permian mass extinction was not only the most catastrophic known loss of biodiversity, but was followed by unusually prolonged recovery through the Early Triassic. Opinion has been divided on whether delayed recovery was a legacy of especially profound ecological disruption, or due to additional environmental perturbations. New records from the Sydney Basin in southeastern Australia now reveal five successive Late Permian and Early Triassic spikes of unusually high atmospheric CO2 and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.09.022


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