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Late Devonian

Hierarchy:Phanerozoic Paleozoic  Devonian
   Late Devonian
Classification:Epoch (as per International Commission on Stratigraphy)
Top:358.9 ± 0.4 Ma
Base:382.7 ± 1.6 Ma
Preceeds:Carboniferous Mississippian  Tournaisian
Follows:Middle Devonian Givetian
Primary Divisions:FamennianFrasnian
Fossil Record

Data via PaleoBioDB

Taxa Count Key
First appearance
First appearance and extinction
Related precursors
KingdomPhylumClassTaxa Count
AnimaliaAnnelida Polychaeta15
AnimaliaArthropoda Arachnida34
AnimaliaArthropoda Branchiopoda4
AnimaliaArthropoda Cephalocarida1
AnimaliaArthropoda Chilopoda2
AnimaliaArthropoda Diplopoda4
AnimaliaArthropoda Insecta3
AnimaliaArthropoda Malacostraca4
AnimaliaArthropoda Maxillopoda1
AnimaliaArthropoda Merostomata1
AnimaliaArthropoda Ostracoda170
AnimaliaArthropoda Pycnogonida1
AnimaliaArthropoda Trilobita74
AnimaliaBrachiopoda Chileata2
AnimaliaBrachiopoda Craniata11
AnimaliaBrachiopoda Lingulata36
AnimaliaBrachiopoda Rhynchonellata370
AnimaliaBrachiopoda Strophomenata171
AnimaliaBrachiopoda Tommotiida1 ✝
AnimaliaBryozoa Gymnolaemata15
AnimaliaBryozoa Stenolaemata151
AnimaliaChordata Actinopterygii4
AnimaliaChordata Amphibia3
AnimaliaChordata Cephalaspidomorphi3
AnimaliaChordata Elasmobranchii1
AnimaliaChordata Holocephali2
AnimaliaChordata Sarcopterygii2
AnimaliaCnidaria Anthozoa360
AnimaliaCnidaria Cubozoa1
AnimaliaCnidaria Hydrozoa4
AnimaliaCnidaria Scyphozoa3
AnimaliaCnidaria Staurozoa5
AnimaliaEchinodermata Asteroidea9
AnimaliaEchinodermata Crinoidea154
AnimaliaEchinodermata Echinoidea14
AnimaliaEchinodermata Holothuroidea30
AnimaliaEchinodermata Ophiuroidea22
AnimaliaHemichordata Pterobranchia4
AnimaliaMollusca Bivalvia203
AnimaliaMollusca Cephalopoda523
AnimaliaMollusca Gastropoda405
AnimaliaMollusca Monoplacophora1
AnimaliaMollusca Polyplacophora7
AnimaliaMollusca Scaphopoda5
AnimaliaNematoda Adenophorea1
AnimaliaPorifera Calcarea2
AnimaliaPorifera Demospongiae13
AnimaliaPorifera Hexactinellida67
BacteriaCyanobacteria Cyanophyceae7
ChromistaForaminifera Globothalamea11
ChromistaForaminifera Monothalamea15
ChromistaForaminifera Tubothalamea34
ChromistaMyzozoa Dinophyceae2
ChromistaRadiozoa Polycystina38
PlantaeChlorophyta Chlorophyceae2
PlantaeChlorophyta Ulvophyceae22
PlantaeRhodophyta Florideophyceae6
PlantaeRhodophyta Rhodophyceae1
PlantaeTracheophyta Ginkgoopsida5
PlantaeTracheophyta Lycopodiopsida11
PlantaeTracheophyta Magnoliopsida6
PlantaeTracheophyta Pinopsida2
PlantaeTracheophyta Polypodiopsida13

Geologic Events

Event NameTypeAgeArea
Late Devonian extinction (concludes)Mass Extinction Event~375 - ~360 MaGlobal
Siljan impactImpact Event376.8 ± 1.7 MaSweden
Variscan/Hercynian orogeny (concludes)Orogeny~400 - ~280 MaEurope/North America

Overview of geological time

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