Latest Permian–Triassic extinction event Stories
After a volcanic eruption that occurred around 250 million years ago almost 95 percent of all primitive life living in the ocean and 70 percent of all animals evolving on land were wiped out.
A massive new fossil site discovered in southwestern China marks the first discovery of a complete ecosystem which recovered following a mass extinction.
More than 251 million years ago, at the end of the Permian period, Earth almost became a lifeless planet.
The rise in human emissions of carbon dioxide is driving fundamental and dangerous changes in the chemistry and ecosystems of the worldâ€™s oceans.
Scientists have discovered that air flows in one direction as it loops through the lungs of alligators, just as it does in birds.
Environmental selectivity during three of the â€˜Big Fiveâ€™ mass extinction events focus of two paleontologistsâ€™ latest research.
Tiny organisms that covered the planet more than 250 million years ago appear to be a species of ancient fungus that thrived in dead wood.
According to a new study, volcanic eruptions in what is now present-day China may have been the cause of mass extinction 260 million years ago.
In geology as in cancer research, the silver bullet theory always gets the headlines and nearly always turns out to be wrong. For geologists who study mass extinctions, the silver bullet is a giant asteroid plunging to earth.
By Radley, Jonathan Twitchett, Richard J; Mander, Luke; Cope, John Journal, Vol. 165, 2008, pp.
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