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.
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Sample 2b, depth 207 m, Turov-106 core, Belarus; Malevka Regional Stage, Lower Tournaisian, Lower Carboniferous.
Matthew published his vertebrate tracks amongst descriptions of arthropod body fossils and invertebrate ichnofossils found in the Upper Carboniferous Lancaster Formation at 'Fern Ledges' and a second locality at Barrack Shore (Fig.
Gas: Upper Carboniferous - Middle Triassic organic rich lacustrine shales.
Int'l Workshop on CO2 Storage in Carboniferous Formations and Abandoned Coal Mines (2011: Beijing, China) Ed.
Researchers expected the symmetry and shape of the terpenoids in the newly found Carboniferous amber to resemble those found in conifers.
The forest dates back to the Carboniferous period--when most of the world's coal reserves were formed--and provides a unique snapshot into the ecology of the time, allowing scientists to track how species have evolved and landscapes have changed.
Other sedimentology focussed papers deal with trace fossils in Triassic lacustrine deltas, Jurassic tide-dominated deltas, and Carboniferous tidal settings.
As well as focusing on Harry Potter, the festival will give people the chance to find out about what the Earth was like 350 million years ago in the hot, humid, Carboniferous Period - a time of giant insects and huge amphibians.
Once this carboniferous PM enters the atmosphere, says Verkouteren, it encounters a stew of other substances.
The mid-Artinskian event coincides with the final phase of the conodont crisis and leads to ultimate extinction of the last typically Carboniferous taxa: Adetognathus lautus Gunnel, Streptognathodus elongatus Gunnel, and Streptognathodus artinskensis (Kozur & Movshovitch).
In the Carboniferous period (296-360 million years ago) the south of the county was deltaic mudflats and north of Coventry lay swamp forest, full of trees, ferns and abundant life, including dragonflies with six- foot wing spans.
The "principle contaminants" on the site were wastes from tar production including coal tar and a variety of derivatives, materials from gas purification including foul lime, clinker waste and spent oxide and carboniferous materials including coal and coke.