Permian Assemblage (image) Field Museum Share Print E-Mail Caption The lush equatorial ecosystem of the late Permian, about 260 milion years ago, as reconstructed in the Dolomites region, Northern Italy. Credit Drawing by Davide Bonadonna. Usage Restrictions Please include credit Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.