[sometimesp-] designating or of the sixth and last geologic period of the Paleozoic Era, characterized by the formation of Pangea, glaciation in the Southern Hemisphere, development of mountains, esp. in the Appalachians, and an increase in the diversity of land plants and animals
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Of, relating to, or being the period of geologic time from about 299 to 251 million years ago, the seventh and last period of the Paleozoic Era. The Permian Period is characterized by the formation of the supercontinent Pangaea, the first modern conifers, and the diversification of reptiles. It ended with the largest known mass extinction in the history of life. geologic time
The Permian limestones and marls occupy a strip in E.
Both to the east and to the west of this depression the Archean and Palaeozoic rocks which form the greater part of the island are strongly folded, with the exception of the uppermost beds, which belong to the Permian system.
At Bajo de Velis, in San Luis, the plants belong to the " Glossopteris flora," which is so widely spread in South Africa, India and Australia, and the beds are correlated with the Karharbari series of India (Permian or Permo-Carboniferous).
The Permian deposits are best developed in New South Wales and Tasmania, where their characters show the continuation of the Carboniferous conditions.
The Permian may be represented, but the Trias is absent, and in general the older Palaeozoic rocks are overlaid directly by the Rhaetic and Lias.