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AbstractThis page describes the Carboniferous Period, including stratigraphy, paleogeography, and famous lagerstätten, followed by a sketched outline of some of the major evolutionary events.
Keywords: Carboniferous, Carboniferous biota, fossil record, evolution
Lower (Devonian–Carboniferous) Boundary
Upper (Carboniferous–Permian) Boundary
Major Tectonic Events
Land and Sea
Major Evolutionary Events
New Zealand Occurrences
Carboniferous rocks are almost unknown in New Zealand. Only four isolated conodont faunas having been reported (Campbell in Cooper 2004, p. 61), accompanied in one case by rare fish scales (Jenkins & Jenkins 1971).
Cooper, R.A. (ed.) 2004: The New Zealand geologic timescale. Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Monograph 22: 1-284.
Jenkins, D.G.; Jenkins, B.H. 1971: First diagnostic Carboniferous fossils from New Zealand. Nature 233: 117-118.
Ogg, J.G.; Ogg, G.; Gradstein, F.M. 2008: The Concise Geologic Time Scale. Cambridge: 1-177.
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