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Permian Night
Permian Night
encaustic
17" x 18"
2023

The extinction event which ended the Permian was the greatest of all the great dyings - no, not the dinosaurs, but nearly 81% of marine species and 70% of terrestrial. Blame the Siberian Traps, lots of volcanic activity.

Nor is Dimetrodon a dinosaur, having a few mammalian characteristics. She died off during one of the several earlier extinctions during the Permian's forty-seven million years.