Earlier studies have suggested that an asteroid slammed into Earth at Chicxulub in Mexico causing the Cretaceous-Tertiary (KT) extinction, which wiped out the dinosaurs as well as 70 percent of the Earth's species.
What does C-T stand for?
C-T stands for Cretaceous-Tertiary (geologic boundary; also K-T, CT)
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We focused our study on the time around the Cretaceous-Tertiary (KT) boundary, 65 million years ago," states Spaulding.
Princeton University researchers found that massive, prolonged eruptions of the Deccan Traps in India gradually eliminated species and resulted in the Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction that killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.
1980, Extraterrestrial cause for the Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction: Science, v.
Within this basin the rocks belonging to the Lameta Formation (Maastrichtian, Buffetaut,1987; Joshi,1995) widely referred in the literature as Infratrappeans (Gupta and Mukherjee, 1938) constitutes one of the most important lithological assemblages and occupy a key position in the stratigraphic record from the point of understanding Cretaceous-Tertiary transition.
According to plant biologist and wine writer Jamie Goode, "The cork industry currently looks a bit like a dinosaur watching the meteor impact that occurred at the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary 65 million years ago.