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.



The Permian period. See Chart of Geology.


© Webster 1913.

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