Extinction Level Event
You may have seen the film Deep Impact and heard the acronym used in the film, ELE, meaning 'Extinction Level Event'. The sort of event that wiped out most non-dinosaurian life including the large amphibians leaving dinosaurs with little terrestrial competition.
The dinosaurs later suffered their own extinction level event, the "Great Dying", which had enormous evolutionary significance. The recovery of vertebrates took 30 million years, but the vacant niches created the opportunity for archosaurs (crocodiles and some birds) to become ascendant.
The ascendant species at the moment is the technology sector populated by companies that now bestride the narrow world (rather than their own countries) 'like a Colossus'.
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