News tagged with permian period

Geologists uncover Antarctica's fossil forests

During Antarctica's summer, from late November through January, UW-Milwaukee geologists Erik Gulbranson and John Isbell climbed the McIntyre Promontory's frozen slopes in the Transantarctic Mountains. High above the ice fields, ...

dateNov 09, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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Oldest footprints in Catalonia

The ichnites or fossilised footprints of the Manyanet Valley (within the municipality of Sarroca de Bellera) are in two areas that differ in their environments: meandering fluvial systems in one and unconfined waters in the ...

dateFeb 11, 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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When tectonics killed everything

A new paper reveals how the worst extinction in Earth's history may have been tied to the formation of Supercontinent Pangea. The catastrophe wasn't triggered by an impact from above—unlike another well-known extinction—but ...

dateNov 25, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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