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Permian

permian

1. (Science: geology) Belonging or relating to the period, and also to the formation, next following the Carboniferous, and regarded as closing the Carboniferous age and paleozoic era.

2. (Science: ethnology) A tribe belonging to the Finnic race, and inhabiting a portion of Russia.

Origin: From the ancient kingdom of Permia, where the Permian formation exists.


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Re: ARE SEA TURTLES THE CURRENT DINOSAURS?

The first turtle-like reptile fossil is late Permian - well before the dinosaurs evolved.

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by skeptic
Wed Jun 08, 2011 11:13 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: ARE SEA TURTLES THE CURRENT DINOSAURS?
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Biology HW HELP?

... machine, you see dinosaurs, but no flowing plants, You are probably in: (A) the Paleozoic Era in the Devonian period (B) e Paleozoic Era in the Permian period (C) the Mesozoic Era in the Cretaceous period (D) the Mesozoic Era in the Triassic period 4. Which of the following statements do scientists ...

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by safasoliman
Tue May 25, 2010 1:27 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Biology HW HELP?
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Bird Evolution

... were bored, when they should, by darwinian terms, be enjoying their newfound freedom, relative lack of predators and abundant resources (assuming Permian period for first ave here, since later doesn't seem possible). If you'll forgive me for saying so, your logic is a bit flawed. Vertebrates did ...

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by alextemplet
Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:28 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Bird Evolution
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Bird Evolution

... were bored, when they should, by darwinian terms, be enjoying their newfound freedom, relative lack of predators and abundant resources (assuming Permian period for first ave here, since later doesn't seem possible). But hey, i'm no biologist, just an enthusiast, so i may be talking nonsense here. ...

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by lifemare
Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:32 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Bird Evolution
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Artificial Life Created

... old. The Cambrian explosion occured some 540 mya, and a mass extinction of many of the Cambrian animals like the Trilobite occured during the permian which is about 240 mya, which is about 300 million years. The Dinosaurs lasted about 180 million years. Now insect have been around for a very ...

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by MichaelXY
Tue Nov 27, 2007 9:55 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Artificial Life Created
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