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The Eocene/Oligocene boundary event in the deep sea

January 1, 1984

Analysis of middle Eocene to early Oligocene calcareous and siliceous microfossils shows gradual biotic changes with no massive extinction event across the Eocene/Oligocene boundary. Biotic changes in the late Paleogene appear to reflect changing paleoclimatic and paleoceanographic conditions and do not support suggestions of a catastrophic biotic event caused by a bolide impact at the Eocene/Oligocene boundary.

Publication Year 1984
Title The Eocene/Oligocene boundary event in the deep sea
Authors B.H. Corliss, M.-P. Aubry, W.A. Berggren, J.M. Fenner, L.D. Keigwin, G. Keller
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Science
Index ID 70013528
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse