Devonian period

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from 405 million to 345 million years ago

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In the Devonian period, Waters explained, the world was experiencing super greenhouse climate conditions.
The Witpoort Formation strata at Waterloo Farm were deposited towards the end of the Famennian age of the Late Devonian period, approximately 360 million years ago.
It is believed to have existed during the Devonian Period, which lasted from 417 million years to 354 million years ago.
The extinction during the Late Devonian period is widely considered one of the five massive extinctions in Earth's prehistory.
From the following Cambrian period the country lay under the sea, a sea which from fossil records contained shellfish, worms and armoured trilobites, woodlouse look-a-likes which skimmed along the sea bed scavenging foo The Devonian Period (360-408 million years ago) can be found represented in rocks in the north of the county and were laid down in a period when north Warwickshire consisted of wide river deltas, home to large bottom- feeding armoured fish.
Creatures with limbs and digits rather than fins had evolved from fish by the end of the Devonian period, about 365million years ago.
Washington, June 4 ( ANI ): Researchers from the University of Valencia and the Natural History Museum of Berlin have studied the fossilised remains of scales and bones found in Teruel and the south of Zaragoza, concluding that they belong to a new fish species called Machaeracanthus goujeti that lived in that area of the peninsula during the Devonian period.
Inland, the Windjana and Geikie gorges cut through a fossil reef system that is one of only four places on Earth that contains evidence of coral reefs from the Devonian period.
The warm climate and floods of the Devonian period produced fishes, ammonoids, and reefs but it also accommodated two of the biggest mass extinction events ever.
When Sugimoto began photographing undersea dioramas of the Devonian period (350 million years ago), it occurred to him that the trilobites, squids, and sea lilies had all been re-imagined from their fossils.
The ancient trees, which date from the Devonian period of the Paleozoic era, dwarf the longevity of Wales' oldest living tree - a yew tree in a Conwy churchyard.
The exhibit, one of the largest of its kind in the United States, will showcase more than 80 skulls, skeletons, individual bones, teeth, and claws from the Devonian Period through the Ice Age.
He also notes that in the Late Devonian period, before tectonic motions carried this region north, the area was located in the tropics.
Washington, Sept 13 (ANI): A new species of large predatory fish that prowled ancient North American waterways during the Devonian Period, before backboned animals existed on land has been discovered.
The fossils date from the earliest part of the Devonian period, around 400 million years ago,' said Dr Marriott, an expert in flood plains.