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 Permian was the end of the Carboniferous period, which means "coal-bearing".
The book, after a Northumberland would have looked like in the Carboniferous period (which started 350 million years ago), details walks in and around Holy Island, Bamburgh, Seahouses, Beadnell, Embleton Bay, Craster, Howick, Boulmer and Alnmouth.
From the Black Country and the best preserved example from the late Carboniferous Period around 315 million years ago.
Imagine you found an animal fossil in rock that formed during the Carboniferous period.
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.
This scenario suggests that the main uplift of the Frontal Cordillera domain was followed by uplifts farther east during the early to late Carboniferous period.
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.
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).