News tagged with permian mass extinction

Rapid rise of the Mesozoic sea dragons

In the Mesozoic, the time of the dinosaurs, from 252 to 66 million years ago, marine reptiles such as ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs were top predators in the oceans. But their origins and early rise to dominance have been ...

dateMay 20, 2016 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Counting calories in the fossil record

Starting about 250 million years ago, at the end of the Permian period, brachiopod groups disappeared in large numbers, along with 90 percent of the planet's species. Today, only a few groups, or genera, of brachiopods remain. ...

dateMar 26, 2014 in Archaeology & Fossils
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