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Rampino and Shen 2019

Rampino, M.R., and S. Shen, 2019: The end-Guadalupian (259.8 Ma) biodiversity crisis: The sixth major mass extinction? Hist. Biol., early on-line, doi:10.1080/08912963.2019.1658096.

The modern loss of species diversity has been labelled the ?sixth extinction? subsequent to the five major mass extinctions widely recognised in the Phanerozoic geologic record ? the end-Ordovician (443.8 Ma), the Late Devonian (372.2 Ma), end-Permian (251.9 Ma), end-Triassic (201.4 Ma) and end-Cretaceous (66 Ma) events. Rankings in terms of numbers of genera suffering extinction, and especially in terms of ecological impact, however, put the end-Guadalupian (end-Capitanian) (259.8 Ma) extinction event in the same category with the other major mass extinctions. Thus, there were apparently six major Phanerozoic mass extinctions, and the current loss of species should perhaps be called the ?seventh extinction?.

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@article{ra07900t,
  author={Rampino, M. R. and Shen, S.},
  title={The end-Guadalupian (259.8 Ma) biodiversity crisis: The sixth major mass extinction?},
  year={2019},
  journal={Hist. Biol.},
  doi={10.1080/08912963.2019.1658096},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - ra07900t
AU  - Rampino, M. R.
AU  - Shen, S.
PY  - 2019
TI  - The end-Guadalupian (259.8 Ma) biodiversity crisis: The sixth major mass extinction?
JA  - Hist. Biol.
DO  - 10.1080/08912963.2019.1658096
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