If you're even remotely interested in geology, or have seen programmes like Walking With Dinosaurs, or various edition of Horizon over the years, or listened to Radio 4's In Our Time, you'll surely know about the Permian-Triassic mass extinction. It happened some 233 million years ago, wiped out most of life on earth and left the field open for the dinosaurs to rise in the Triassic era. Out went Gorgonopsid, in came Coelophysis.
Sky News has some breaking news for us this morning however:
Now that's what I call 'old news'!