Life on land and tropical overheating 250 million years ago

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Life on land and tropical overheating 250 million years ago

(University of Bristol) One of the key effects of the end-Permian mass extinction, 252 million years ago, was rapid heating of tropical waters and atmospheres. How this affected life on land has been uncertain until now. In a new study published today, Dr, Massimo Bernardi and Professor Mike Benton from the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol show how early reptiles were expelled from the tropics.

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