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No mass extinction for land plants at the Permian-Triassic transition.
Nat Commun. 2019 01 23; 10(1):384.NC

Abstract

The most severe mass extinction among animals took place in the latest Permian (ca. 252 million years ago). Due to scarce and impoverished fossil floras from the earliest Triassic, the common perception has been that land plants likewise suffered a mass extinction, but doubts remained. Here we use global occurrence data of both plant macro- and microfossils to analyse plant biodiversity development across the Permian-Triassic boundary. We show that the plant fossil record is strongly biased and that evidence for a mass extinction among plants in the latest Permian is not robust. The taxonomic diversities of gymnosperm macrofossils and of the pollen produced by this group are particularly incongruent. Our results indicate that gymnosperm macrofossils are considerably undersampled for the Early Triassic, which creates the impression of increased gymnosperm extinction in the latest Permian.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Museum of Nature South Tyrol, Bindergasse/Via Bottai 1, Bozen, Bolzano, 39100, Italy. hendrik.nowak@naturmuseum.it.Paläontologisches Institut und Museum, Karl Schmid-Strasse 4, 8006, Zürich, Switzerland.Museum of Nature South Tyrol, Bindergasse/Via Bottai 1, Bozen, Bolzano, 39100, Italy. Department für Geo- und Umweltwissenschaften, Paläontologie und Geobiologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, and Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie, Richard-Wagner-Straβe 10, 80333, Munich, Germany.

Pub Type(s)

Historical Article
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

30674875

Citation

Nowak, Hendrik, et al. "No Mass Extinction for Land Plants at the Permian-Triassic Transition." Nature Communications, vol. 10, no. 1, 2019, p. 384.
Nowak H, Schneebeli-Hermann E, Kustatscher E. No mass extinction for land plants at the Permian-Triassic transition. Nat Commun. 2019;10(1):384.
Nowak, H., Schneebeli-Hermann, E., & Kustatscher, E. (2019). No mass extinction for land plants at the Permian-Triassic transition. Nature Communications, 10(1), 384. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-07945-w
Nowak H, Schneebeli-Hermann E, Kustatscher E. No Mass Extinction for Land Plants at the Permian-Triassic Transition. Nat Commun. 2019 01 23;10(1):384. PubMed PMID: 30674875.
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TY - JOUR T1 - No mass extinction for land plants at the Permian-Triassic transition. AU - Nowak,Hendrik, AU - Schneebeli-Hermann,Elke, AU - Kustatscher,Evelyn, Y1 - 2019/01/23/ PY - 2018/04/23/received PY - 2018/11/30/accepted PY - 2019/1/25/entrez PY - 2019/1/25/pubmed PY - 2019/2/9/medline SP - 384 EP - 384 JF - Nature communications JO - Nat Commun VL - 10 IS - 1 N2 - The most severe mass extinction among animals took place in the latest Permian (ca. 252 million years ago). Due to scarce and impoverished fossil floras from the earliest Triassic, the common perception has been that land plants likewise suffered a mass extinction, but doubts remained. Here we use global occurrence data of both plant macro- and microfossils to analyse plant biodiversity development across the Permian-Triassic boundary. We show that the plant fossil record is strongly biased and that evidence for a mass extinction among plants in the latest Permian is not robust. The taxonomic diversities of gymnosperm macrofossils and of the pollen produced by this group are particularly incongruent. Our results indicate that gymnosperm macrofossils are considerably undersampled for the Early Triassic, which creates the impression of increased gymnosperm extinction in the latest Permian. SN - 2041-1723 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/30674875/No_mass_extinction_for_land_plants_at_the_Permian_Triassic_transition_ L2 - http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-07945-w DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -