Science in a Minute 091019 Scientists Find Sixth Major Extinction Event

September 10, 2019 01:32 PM
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Science in a Minute 091019 Scientists Find Sixth Major Extinction Event

Scientists generally agree that there were five major extinction events throughout Earth’s history. New research from an American and a Chinese researcher suggests that the loss of species from the one extinction event some 260 million years ago was under estimated and should now be considered Earth's sixth major extinction.