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Lost mountains in the Karoo reveal the secrets of massive extinction event

Millions of years ago, a mountain range that would have dwarfed the Andes mountains in South America, stretched over what is currently the southern-most tip of Africa.

Fossil records near the lost Gondwanides mountains show that the Permian-Triassic extinction started 
1 million years prior to what was previously believed [Credit: Pia Viglietti]Remnants of these mountains — called the Gondwanides, after the massive…

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