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Paleozoic

Hierarchy:Phanerozoic
 Paleozoic
Classification:Era (as per International Commission on Stratigraphy)
Top:252.17 ± 0.06 Ma
Base:541 ± 1.0 Ma
Preceeds:Mesozoic Triassic  Early Triassic   Induan
Follows:Precambrian Proterozoic  Neoproterozoic   Ediacaran
Primary Divisions:PermianCarboniferousDevonianSilurianOrdovicianCambrian
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Geologic Events

Event NameTypeAgeArea
Hunter-Bowen orogeny (begins)Orogeny260 - 225 MaAustralia
Mauritanide Belt orogeny (concludes)Orogeny~320 - ~270 MaWest Africa
Uralian orogeny (concludes)Orogeny~320 - ~175 MaRussia
Pangaea assemblyContinental Assembly335 - 272 MaGlobal
Charlevoix impactImpact Event342 ± 15 MaQuebec, Canada
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
Ordovician–Silurian extinction events (concludes)Mass Extinction Event~455 - ~430 MaGlobal
Caledonian orogeny (concludes)Orogeny~505 - ~400 MaEurope
Cambrian explosionEvolutionary event541 - 513 ± 3 MaGlobal
Gondwana formation (concludes)Continental Assembly~550 - ~500 MaGlobal
Damara orogeny (concludes)Orogeny~550 - ~495 MaNamibia
Zambezi Belt orogeny (late) (concludes)Orogeny~550 - ~520 MaZambia and Zimbabwe
Ross orogeny (concludes)Orogeny~550 - ~480 MaAntarctica
Cadomian orogeny (concludes)Orogeny~660 - ~540 MaEurope
Pannotia supercontinent (concludes)Supercontinent750 - 530 MaGlobal


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