Welcome to the Permian Museum

The Permian period ( 300 - 252 million years ago) experienced 4 extinction pulses and 4 recovery pulses. The last extinction pulse was the most severe known on earth and the re-speciation pulse that followed introduced a new cast of characters that spawned the age of the dinosaurs and winged flight. The Permian Museum website tells the story of how that happened.

IMPORTANT COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Copyright © 2012 - 2022 Mark J. Zamoyski. All rights reserved. No part of this website may be reproduced, scanned, stored, introduced into a retrieval system, or distributed in any printed or electronic form. New material is copyrighted as added. Any material released for public domain use is clearly marked as such and it is requested that the source be credited as Mark J. Zamoyski / PermianMuseum.com

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Mark J. Zamoyski received his BS in 1977 from Cornell University’s school of Ag. & Life Sciences and his MBA in 1978 from Cornell’s business school. During his career, Mark was awarded various patents, including patents in Oncology (US 7,507,704, 7,309,486 and 6,486,146), Neurology (US 8,197,858), and for Pulmonary Anti-Inflammatories and Antiproliferatives (US 7,102,091 and 7,015,244).

ABOUT THE WEBSITE The Permian Museum web site is dedicated to those with a thirst for science. We make no money from this website. We do not require any "registration" to use this website. We do not track you and target you with ads for having visited the website. So if you enjoy science, please enjoy the website. Just make sure you are coming directly to the website at www.permianmuseum.com or www.permianmuseum.org and not through some third party service or search engine that is tracking you.

Important Note: The scientific observations, interpretations, and conclusions, based on the fossil evidence presented, are purely those of the author, for the time being. We intend to start gathering alternative interpretations and conclusion for inclusion on this website, once we have finished posting all of the fossil evidence.

Acknowledgments and Special Thanks: Content from the book, “On the Origin of Life and Biodiversity” © 2014 Mark J. Zamoyski, which was originally available on Amazon, and an earlier full science manuscript titled “Quantum Speciation and the Origins of Life” © 2012 Mark J. Zamoyski is now being migrated to this website. Author would like to thank Dr. Justin John Zamoyski for his insights and review of the neurology, molecular biology, and fluid dynamics aspects of the original book, Dr. James T. Sprinkle for his great insight that provided the nexus to the Cambrian Explosion of Life, and Nicholas. J. Lee for his ability to bring unknown life forms to life by his spectacular illustrations. This website is always under construction and new material is posted on an ongoing basis. Website Updates in Progress for 2022 - 13 New Fossils are being added: 1) Arizona Shark added March 3, 2022, 2) Aquatic, Wingless Pterosaur Forerunner added March 4, 3) Bronto-Pistosaur (something between a brontosaurus and pistosaurus) added on March 20, 4) Walking Bird addedApril 25, 5) Indeterminate 41 added, April 27

PRESS RELEASES - 2020 / 2021

June 8, 2021 - Permian Museum Adds 20 More Speculative Evolution Fossils

September 21, 2020 - Permian Museum Adds Gallery of Unknown Life Forms

April 9, 2020 - Permian Museum Announces the Completion of its Spring Fossil Egg Hunt

January 13, 2020 - Dinosaur Forerunner Fossils Discovered

January 2, 2020 - Permian Graboid Fossil Discovered

Newly discovered fossils from a quarter billion years ago provide a new narrative on the origin of life and biodiversity on earth.

The Permian Museum Presents:

On the Origin of Life and Biodiversity

by Mark J. Zamoyski

(Second Edition, Online Version, © 2014 - 2022)