At the beginning of the Triassic Period, the world was hot, and very dry. But then 234 million years ago, it started to rain and didn’t stop for two million years. This period of intense rain called the Carnian Pluvial Episode killed of many of the early reptiles and set the stage for the dinosaurs to take over the world.

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