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
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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
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