mass extinction monday, paleobiology, paleoclimate

Mass Extinction Monday | LATE DEVONIAN (365 Ma)

Severity: 3rd worst Cause: Still unclear, changes in sea level and ocean anoxia (?) Climate: Abrupt cooling Aftermath: Marine filter feeders diversify Rather similar to the End-Ordovician extinction, warm-water marine invertebrates were the hardest hit during the Late Devonian extinction. 22% of known marine families and 57% of marine genera were wiped out during a global cooling event. Gondwana glaciations were… Continue reading Mass Extinction Monday | LATE DEVONIAN (365 Ma)