Devonian period

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Synonyms for Devonian period

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.
The storied history of the world's largest limestone quarry, Michigan Limestone and Chemical Company's Calcite Plant, is thoroughly detailed in this 411-page chronicle that sweeps from the geological Devonian period to the present day.
Dr Berry had previously helped lead the same international team that discovered evidence of the world's earliest tree, dating back to the Devonian period.
Retallack, whose expertise is in ancient soils, said the fossil traces of fish making the transition to land don't occur in desert sediments but do show up in the wet, humid forests of the later Devonian period on into the early Carboniferous, about 390 million to 350 million years ago.
The volume also highlights the Devonian period with three articles on placoderms, the Gogo fish fossils, and the origin of whales.
These fossils which were found in a former quarry in the Holy Cross mountains in south-eastern Poland can be dated to the Devonian period, which is the fourth geological period of the Palaeozoic.
Starting in the Devonian period, when plants remained at knee height, visitors will travel through the Carboniferous, Jurassic, Cretaceous and Cenozoic gardens before reaching the riverbeds and light woodland of the Pliocene period.
They seem to have been most diverse and abundant early in their history, but larger ones, with shells reaching some 15 centimetres in length, evolved during the Devonian Period.
Wander from the Devonian period to the Cretaceous for a pretty lesson in evolution.
An array of interesting rock features can be found here, which can help to interpret the processes of the Devonian Period (400 million years ago)
It is believed to have existed during the Devonian Period, which lasted from 417 million years to 354 million years ago.
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.
And a newly discovered fossil of a worm that lived in the Devonian period, about 400 million years ago, shows that its body grew in excess of a meter in length, and it had a terrifying large (relatively speaking, of course) mouth that was over a centimeter long.