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What were the five mass extinctions?

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11/10/2011

The five mass extinction events were

  1. The Ordovician-Silurian extinction 450 mya (million years ago)
  2. The late Devonian extinction 350-375 mya
  3. The Permian-Triassic extinction 250 mya (the largest mass extinction)
  4. The end Triassic extinction 205 mya
  5. The Cretaceous-Tertiary extinction 65 mya