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Topic 10_Carbonife - CARBONIFEROUS The Carboniferous extended from roughly 350 to 300 300 to 250 mya The Carbonaceous period saw the first marine

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The Carboniferous extended from roughly ( 350 to 300, 300 to 250 ) mya. The Carbonaceous period saw the first ( marine, terrestrial ) tetrapods . The Carboniferous is also known as the ( Coal Age, Oil Age, Ice Age ).” The limestone-rich Lower Carboniferous rock layers are called ( Mississippian, Pennsylvanian ), different from from the overlying coal- bearing beds which are called ( Mississippian, Pennsylvanian ). CARBONIFEROUS The Carboniferous is known for ( plant, dinosaur, invertebrate) fossils that are found in the world’s major coal seams The Carbonaceous is also known as the Age of ( Amphibians, Reptiles ) An important event in the Carboniferous was the evolution of ( amniotic eggs, fish eggs ). Identify:
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Corals, mollusks, arthropods, and echinoderms (particularly crinoids) flourished in the warm, ( shallow, deep ) seas. Fusulinid ( diatoms, foraminiferans ) made their first appearance in the Mississippian. Brachiopods and ( bryozoans, bismuthians ) also thrived in Mississippian marine waters, and both groups were represented by many different families. Predatory ammonoids, a type of ( cephalopods, echinoderm ) were abundant, hunting many of these less mobile organisms. Trilobites were much (less, more ) common in the Carboniferous than in previous time periods. These plankton appeared in the Carboniferous and have
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This note was uploaded on 08/23/2009 for the course GEOL 102 taught by Professor Kennethsprenke during the Fall '09 term at Idaho.

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Topic 10_Carbonife - CARBONIFEROUS The Carboniferous extended from roughly 350 to 300 300 to 250 mya The Carbonaceous period saw the first marine

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