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Jack Gilbert, "Pavane" I may be sitting inside the best afternoon The world has put on since the Permian Extinction.
Dinosaurs are just part of this archosaur diversification, an explosion of new forms soon after the Permian extinction," Nesbitt said.
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The late Permian extinction (LPE) wiped out more than 90 per cent of ocean life and 70 per cent of life on land.
About 250 million years ago, 95 percent of the species on the planet died off in what is called the Permian extinction.
Peter D Ward is one of maybe a dozen leading scholars of the Permian extinction.
The so-called Permian extinction likely was triggered by immense volcanic eruptions in what is now Siberia.
Ward set out to examine the Permian extinction, which occurred 251 million years ago and wiped out almost 90 percent of all species.
Even after the Permian extinction, when life was nearly wiped out altogether, species evolved to fill the new gaps very quickly Planet of plagues So mass extinctions have, in the past, been followed by a burst of rapid evolution in which new species take advantage of whatever opportunities are available to them for survival.