Latest Permian–Triassic extinction event Stories
Paleontologists from the University of Zurich now reveal that climate catastrophes in the past played a crucial role in the dominance of ray-finned fish today.
Scientists have debated how nothosaurs swam for a long time. One theory is the reptiles used their paddle-like feet to row with a back-and-forth motion. A second theory has the dinosaurs sweeping their forepaddles in a figure-eight motion
Over 250 million years ago a mysterious event dubbed the Great Dying wiped out 90 percent of all species on Earth. Scientists have debated the culprit behind this mass extinction event for years, and a new study from MIT researchers has concluded that countless, tiny microbes...
A research team from MIT has determined that the end-Permian extinction took place over 60,000 years — give or take 48,000 years. From a geologic perspective, that's nearly instantaneous.
At the end of the Permian period, approximately 250 million years ago, a mass extinction occurred that was so severe it remains the most traumatic known species die-off in Earth's history.
A new study examines how a group of ancient mammalian relatives coped with a mass extinction event in the prehistoric past as a way to glimpse into the potential future.
Sorry, Felix and Oscar, but an international team of researchers have found a real-life odd couple that puts Neil Simon’s famous duo to shame – a mammal forerunner and an ancient amphibian, which were discovered sharing a burrow during the Early Triassic period.
A basic tenet underpinning scientists' understanding of extinction is that more abundant species persist longer than their less abundant counterparts, but a new University of Georgia study reveals a much more complex relationship.
Around 250 million years ago, at the end of the Permian geologic period, there was a mass extinction so severe that it remains the most traumatic known species die-off in Earth’s history.
It's well known that Earth's most severe mass extinction occurred about 250 million years ago. What's not well known is the specific time when the extinctions occurred....until now.
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