The period of time 280-220 million years ago. Pangaea formed, and the Appalachians were created. The Paleozoic era ends as the dinosaurs really get rockin'.

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Per"mi*an (?), a. [From the ancient kingdom of Permia, where the Permian formation exists.] Geol.

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.

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n.

The Permian period. See Chart of Geology.

 

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