Age of Marine Life
~570 Million Years Ago - 245 Million Years Ago
Paleozoic Era Began with the
A major geologic event of the Paleozoic was the formation of the super continent of Pangaea.
Common Animals of the Paleozoic Era
Common Plants of the Paleozoic Era
Catastrophic Events of the Paleozoic Era
- The mass extinction that ended the era caused most marine invertebrates as well as amphibians to disappear.
- Long term volcanic eruptions
- Natural extinction factors
Permian Mass Extinction
The end-Permian mass extinction, which took place 251.9 million years ago, killed off more than 96 percent of the planet's marine species and 70 percent of its terrestrial life—a global annihilation that marked the end of the Permian Period.