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Laffont, R. & Pellenard, P. 2010. High-resolution dynamics of Early Jurassic marine extinctions: the case of Pliensbachian–Toarcian ammonites (Cephalopoda). J. Geol. Soc. London, 167, 21-33. Enay, R. & Mangold, C. 1982. Dynamics of the biogeography and evolution of the ammonite faunas in the Jurassic. BSGF, 24, 1025-1046. I. L. 2006. Pliensbachian-Toarcian biotic turnover in north Siberia and the Arctic region. Strati. & Geol. Correlation, 14, 399-417. 8th International Symposium, Cephalopods – Present and Past (Dijon – France 2010) 34 Ammonite, inoceramid and nannofossil biostratigraphy across the Turonian–Coniacian boundary in the Aquitaine and Vocontian basins (France) and Diego Basin (Madagascar) Frédéric Diebold1, Peter Bengtson1, Jackie A.

1980) and Smit & Hertogen (1980), hypothesis and theories including catastrophic events explaining the fossil record (re)gained a lot of attention. The extraterrestrial origin of the anomalous iridium concentrations seemed highly controversial at first, but since years passed, nowadays scientists generally agree upon the ‘accident’ Chixculub caused. The impact level even became the marker horizon for the GSSP of the Paleogene. However, alternative theories explaining the huge diversity loss of the last of the ‘big five’ mass extinctions life on planet Earth yet experienced remain being published.

Certain intrinsic life history traits (such as longevity, delayed maturation, lengthy gestation, and small number of eggs produced per breeding season), in combination with extrinsic factors (such as selective harvest, predation, habitat fragmentation, and climate change), render nautilids more susceptible to unregulated harvest and increase their risk of extinction. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) is a multinational agreement that entered into force in 1975 to ensure that international trade in certain animal and plant species does not threaten their survival by regulating their import, export, and re-export.

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