The KT Extinction

R. Cowan, Blackwell Science

This website provides an excerpt on the KT boundary from an introductory text on paleontology. The text covers environmental and paleontological aspects of the extinction, including alternative hypotheses, and differential survival in different organismal groups.

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Subject: Biology, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Paleontology:Extinction and Diversity
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Paleontology, Planetary Science
Focus on the Cretaceous: Paleontology
Topics: Solar system, Time/Earth History, BiosphereKeywords: Chicxulub crater, Decca Traps