Carboniferous period


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Carboniferous period

The penultimate period of the Paleozoic era: 360 to 249 million years ago.
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Noun1.Carboniferous period - from 345 million to 280 million years ago
Paleozoic, Paleozoic era - from 544 million to about 230 million years ago
Pennsylvanian, Pennsylvanian period, Upper Carboniferous, Upper Carboniferous period - from 310 million to 280 million years ago; warm climate; swampy land
Lower Carboniferous, Lower Carboniferous period, Missippian period, Mississippian - from 345 million to 310 million years ago; increase of land areas; primitive ammonites; winged insects
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THE UK is rich in fossil fuel whose formation date back over 300m years ago - during the carboniferous period - when the UK land mass resembled a tropical rainforest Over the millenniums plant life in lower lying and submerged areas decayed into oil and gas whilst trees in the upland areas - such as the North-east - morphed into coal.
As reported earlier, in the first half of 2014 the company made a new discovery in the Bashkirian tier's sediments of the Carboniferous period in the Rozhkovskoye field.
The group has unveiled a new discovery in the Bashkirian tier's sediments of the Carboniferous period in the Rozhkovskoye field in the Fedorovsky Block, Kazakhstan.
KazMunayGas Exploration Production Joint Stock Company announces a new discovery in the Bashkirian tier's sediments of the Carboniferous period in the Rozhkovskoye field.
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.
There was one other time, however,when theWelsh landscape was green and densely vegetated - about 300 million years ago, during the Carboniferous period.
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.