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The end-Permian mass extinction

The end Permian mass extinction occurred 251mya and marked the end of the Palaeozoic era. The loss of life is currently estimated to consist of 95% of the marine fauna and around 70 to 77% of the known terrestrial fauna (where the fossil record is inevitably less complete). 1,353 more words

Geology

Tridentinosaurus antiquus: a glider ancestor, not a protorosaur

I had never heard of this one before. 
Evidently this Early Permian reptile is famous for being fossilized between volcanic layers and for preserving more skin than bone. 444 more words

Reptile Family Tree

EnLink to build Midland basin crude gathering system - Oil & Gas Journal

A subsidiary of EnLink Midstream Partners LP and EnLink Midstream LLC plans to construct a crude oil gathering system in Upton and Midland counties, Tex., in the Permian basin.The partnership will invest $70-80 million in the Greater Chickadee crude oil gathering project, which will include more than 150 miles of high- and low-pressure pipelines that will transport crude volumes to several major market outlets and other hub centers in the Midland area.The project also includes the construction of multiple central tank batteries and pump, truck injection, and storage stations to expand shipping and delivery options for EnLink’s producer customers. 35 more words

Pipeline

Burnetia sutures revealed with DGS (Digital Graphic Segregation)

Sorry to be away for awhile.
I was updating the basal synapsid portion of the large reptile tree at ReptileEvolution.com. Still working on the website as of this writing, but the tree is more robust with a few added taxa. 493 more words

Reptile Family Tree

Permian - Active Rigs

Permian Basin active rigs – 4-26-16

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