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Mega-volcanic eruptions linked to pre-dinosaur extinction

Delila James | Science Recorder | March 22, 2013

Mega-volcanic eruptions linked to pre-dinosaur extinction

Scientists link mass extinctions with massive die-offs.

Scientists have discovered a strong link between mega-volcanic eruptions and massive pre-dinosaur extinctions, the first such evidence of massive die-offs preceding the age of the dinosaurs.

Examining global evidence from New Jersey to North Africa, a new study ties the abrupt disappearance of approximately half of Earth’s species to a series of massive volcanic cataclysms that took place nearly 200 million years ago.

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