Carboniferous

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Carboniferous

of, denoting, or formed in the fifth period of the Palaeozoic era, between the Devonian and Permian periods, lasting for nearly 64 million years during which coal measures were formed

Carboniferous

[‚kär·bə′nif·ə·rəs]
(geology)
A division of late Paleozoic rocks and geologic time including the Mississippian and Pennsylvanian periods.