Figure 7.4   Patterns of extinction of foraminifera in a classic KT section spanning about 1.5 myr. A species loss of 53% occurred in two steps close to the KT boundary and iridium anomaly. Dating is based on magnetostratigraphy, and the KT boundary falls in the C29R (reversed) zone. Planktonic zones (P0, P1a, P1b) are indicated; sediment types are mudstones (darker grey) and limestones (pale grey); meter scale bar shows height above and below a particular extinction level, 0. (Based on Keller et al. 1993.)

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