Permian 299 - 251 million years ago

Named after the ancient kingdom of Permian and the present city of perm near the Ural mountains

The distinction between the Paleozoic and the Mesozoic is made at the end of the Permian

Largest mass extinction recorded in the history of life on Earth (Pangaea)

  • Ocean: Panthalassa
  • Sea: Tethys

On average the Permian had a temperature of 16˚C which is 2˚C higher than the average temperature of today.

The early Permian was in an ice age meaning that the north and south poles were covered in ice and glaciers.

The early Permian was in an ice age meaning that the north and south poles were covered in ice and glaciers.

fossil of fish
location of fossils

Plant life consisted mainly ferns and seed-ferns, with new plants like conifers and ginkgoes coming into prominence

ferns
animal fossils

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