Response: Cretaceous Extinctions

Peter Schulte, Laia Alegret, Ignacio Arenillas, Jose Arz, Peggy Barton, Paul R. Brown, Timothy J. Bralower, Gail Christeson, Philippe Claeys, Charles Cockell, Gareth Collins, Alex Deutsch, Tamara Goldin, Kazuhisa Goto, J. Manuel Grajales-Nishimura, Richard A. F. Grieve, Sean P. Gulick, Kirk Johnson, Wolfgang Kiessling, Christian KoeberlDavid Kring, Kenneth Macleod, Takafumi Matsui, Jay Melosh, Alessandro Montanari, Joanna Morgan, Clive R. Neal, Douglas J. Nichols, Richard Norris, Elisabetta Pierazzo, Greg Ravizza, Mario Rebolledo-Vieyra, Wolf Uwe Reimold, E. Robin, Tobias Salge, Robert Speijer, Arthur Sweet, Jaime Urrutia-Fugugauchi, Vivi Vajda, Michael Whalen, Pi S. Willumssen

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THE LETTERS BY ARCHIBALD ET AL., KELLER ET al., and Courtillot and Fluteau question our conclusion that the Cretaceous-Paleogene mass extinction was caused by the asteroid impact at Chicxulub. All three Letters stress that Deccan flood basalt volcanism played a major role in the extinction. Keller et al. and Archibald et al. also mention that climate change was a factor, and Archibald et al.
We disagree with the hypothesis that vol- canic activity can explain the extinction.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)975-976
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • Impact
  • Dinosaurs
  • Crater
  • Mass extinction
  • KT boundary
  • Asteroid or comet


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