Articles | Volume 19, issue 14
Biogeosciences, 19, 3369–3380, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-3369-2022
Biogeosciences, 19, 3369–3380, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-19-3369-2022
Research article
22 Jul 2022
Research article | 22 Jul 2022

Relationship between extinction magnitude and climate change during major marine and terrestrial animal crises

Kunio Kaiho

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I found a good correlation between the mass extinction magnitudes of animals and surface temperature anomalies. The relation is good regardless of the difference between warming and cooling. Marine animals are more likely than tetrapods to become extinct under a habitat temperature anomaly. The extinction magnitudes are marked by abrupt global surface temperature anomalies and coincidental environmental changes associated with abrupt high-energy input by volcanism and impact.
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