Carboniferous period


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Carboniferous period

a geological period that began about 370 million years ago and ended 280 million years ago. It is often divided at about 325 million BP into Lower and Upper Carboniferous; the coal measures from which the period derives its name occurred mainly in the latter period. Club mosses, horsetails and ferns were the dominant plants during the period, and amphibians the commonest vertebrates, though this was also the time of the emergence of the reptiles. Britain crossed the equator.
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The erosional events that delivered the clasts of the Del Raton and El Planchon formations were probably related to mountain range uplift episodes during the early (~348 Ma) Carboniferous period. Uplift seems to have migrated from the Frontal Cordillera domain (producing clasts transported eastwards to generate the Del Raton conglomerate) eastwards to the Precordillera (shifting to clasts transported mainly from the north, generating the El Planchon conglomerates).
KazMunayGas Exploration Production Joint Stock Company announces a new discovery in the Bashkirian tier's sediments of the Carboniferous period in the Rozhkovskoye field.
Formed in the early part of the Carboniferous Period (between 360 and 326 million years ago), limestone is the Peak District's oldest exposed rock.
Anyone who invents a time machine and goes back to, say the early Carboniferous period (some 350 million years ago), would find that a year was 385 days and that a day was 23 hours long.
Rocks forming the South Pennine landscape were formed during the late Carboniferous period, between 315 and 305 million years ago (Ma).
The spindly animals with feathery arms--called crinoids, but better known today by the plant-like name sea lily--appear to have been buried alive in storms during the Carboniferous Period, when North America was covered with vast inland seas.
Cockroach-type fossils have been found dating back to the Carboniferous period - about 350-290million years ago.
In the Upper Carboniferous period mentioned zone had NW-SE axis direction to the west and WNW-ESE axis direction to the east.
During the Carboniferous Period, when Scotland lay on the Equator and experienced a tropical climate (360-285 million years ago) warm seawater flooded across the central Scotland valley in a vast tropical lagoon named Lake Cadell [5].
This event occurred during the Carboniferous Period. At that time, Europe and North America lay on the equator and were covered by steamy tropical rainforests.
Carboniferous Period swamp forests 320 million years ago helped to create today's Warwickshire coalfield and cross sections illustrate how the rocks were bent into a great trough.
Flora of the Carboniferous Period. Proceedings of the Yorkshire Geological and Polytechnical Society, 14, pp.