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 260 million years ago

Mean atmospheric O2
 115% of modern level

Mean atmospheric CO2
 3x pre-industrial level

Mean temperature
 2C above modern level


Paleozoic Earth - A forest of Cordaites & Araucaria in the rain during the Late (Lopingian) Permian/Early Triassic period - Natural History Illustration Geologic Time Scale 

 Era: Paleozoic
  Period: Permian
   Epoch: Lopingian
    Age: Wuchiapingian


Cordaites & Araucaria rainstorm

A forest of gymnosperms of the genus Cordaites and evergreen coniferous trees of the genus Araucaria in a rainstorm during the Late (Lopingian) Permian/Early Triassic period about 250 million years ago. In the foreground is a generic amphibian from the period.



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