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  • The Great Permian Extinction Debate - Paper by James A. Marusek, providing a hypothesis of the mechanisms behind the greatest mass extinction of life on Earth, the Permian extinction. The hypothesis is applicable to 5 of the 6 Great mass extinction events that occurred at the end of the Botomian, Devonian, Permian, Triassic and Cretaceous Ages. [PDF]
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  • The Permian Mass Extinction - Discusses the geologic setting, possible causes, and taxa affected by the extinction event at the end of the Paleozoic.
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  • Permian-Triassic Extinction - Short video showing rock layers being laid down during the Permian and Triassic periods, and background information on the mass extinctions that occurred at this time.
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  • The Permian-Triassic Extinction - Article by Andrew Alden proposing that new evidence and old, both support a volcanic explanation for this mass extinction when nine tenths of all species disappeared.
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  • The Permo-Triassic Extinction - Information on the biggest extinction known to man with a paleontological overview, evidence for the extinction, the groups concerned and the possible causes of the devastation.
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  • Big Crater Seen beneath Ice Sheet - The BBC provides news that what appears to be a 480km-wide crater has been detected under the East Antarctic Ice Sheet and may have been responsible for the extinction at the boundary of the Permian and Triassic. (June 03, 2006)
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  • Great Extinction Came in Phases - BBC News describes how Chinese rock evidence suggests that the biggest of the Earth's mass extinctions did not happen in one cataclysmic event. (April 01, 2005)
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