Geological history of the Earth: the Permian period

Geological history of the Earth: the Permian period


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The Permian period extended from 300 to 250 million years ago, being the last period of the Paleozoic Era.

At the beginning of the Permian, all the continental masses came together to form the supercontinent Pangea, which was surrounded by the enormous Panthalassa Ocean.

It was a dry period on Earth Due to the fact that the center of the supercontinent was not regulated by bodies of water, although thanks to this dry climate, reptiles and synapsids proliferated, where animals such as Dimetrodon and Edaphosaurus dominated the planet.

Here the first coniferous plants arose, which quickly dominated the landscape of the entire Earth, coming to conquer the deserts.

The Permian-Triassic mass extinction

But nevertheless, disappeared along with 95% of all life on Earth in the largest mass extinction event in all of Earth's history: "The Great Dying”, Thus called the Permian-Triassic mass extinction.

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