The Palaeozoic era (541 M.a. - 252 M.a.) was the earliest of the 3 eras of the Phanerozoic eon. It was characterized by the raid evolution of lifeforms from the Cambrian explosion up until the great Permain-Triassic mass extinction event, which killed off approximately 95% of life on Earth. The fauna in this era was diverse and ranged from simple amevas to triolobites and giant insects during the carboniferous and permian. This 10-piece fossil set highlights some of the other dominant fauna of the Palaeozoic, include a variety of fossils which encompass land, air and water. The specimens were salvaged from ageing antique sets, and have been rejuvenated in a high quality display box (only available in black), but have all retained their original information cards, displaying the genus, species, age and location of discovery.