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Silurian

1. of, denoting, or formed in the third period of the Palaeozoic era, between the Ordovician and Devonian periods, which lasted for 25 million years, during which fishes first appeared
2. of or relating to the Silures

Silurian

[si′lu̇r·ē·ən]
(geology)
A period of geologic time of the Paleozoic era, covering a time span of between 430-440 and 395 million years ago.
The rock system of this period.
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The following year, they attempted the same in the south, dividing the Silurians, whom Caratacus had joined with, from tribes in south western England, by establishing a major fortress in Gloucester.
He was dead within a year, but both he and his successor Gaius Suetonius Paulinus mounted a new campaign against the Silurians and their Welsh allies, using, it is claimed, up to 30,000 troops.
But they were unable to conquer the Silurians until 76AD, more than 30 years after landing on British soil.
The Silurians / The Sea Devils, discovered in Doctor Who and the Silurians (1970).
He was a member of the Overseas Press Club, the New York Press Club, The National Press Club, The Society of Silurians, the Producers Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
He has been honored by The New York Press Club for spot news reporting and in 1988 he won the Silurians Award for News Analyses for coverage of the presidential campaign.