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Carboniferous

Hierarchy:Phanerozoic Paleozoic
  Carboniferous
Classification:Period (as per International Commission on Stratigraphy)
Top:298.9 ± 0.15 Ma
Base:358.9 ± 0.4 Ma
Preceeds:Permian Cisuralian  Asselian
Follows:Devonian Late Devonian  Famennian
Primary Divisions:PennsylvanianMississippian
FGDC code:C
Fossil Record

Data via PaleoBioDB


Taxa Count Key
First appearance
Extinction
First appearance and extinction
Related precursors
KingdomPhylumClassTaxa Count
AnimaliaAnnelida Clitellata6
AnimaliaAnnelida Polychaeta33
AnimaliaArthropoda Arachnida344
AnimaliaArthropoda Branchiopoda14
AnimaliaArthropoda Cephalocarida1
AnimaliaArthropoda Chilopoda2
AnimaliaArthropoda Diplopoda11
AnimaliaArthropoda Entognatha4
AnimaliaArthropoda Insecta1,711
AnimaliaArthropoda Malacostraca29
AnimaliaArthropoda Maxillopoda6
AnimaliaArthropoda Merostomata1
AnimaliaArthropoda Ostracoda321
AnimaliaArthropoda Pycnogonida1
AnimaliaArthropoda Remipedia4
AnimaliaArthropoda Trilobita126
AnimaliaBrachiopoda Chileata9
AnimaliaBrachiopoda Craniata14
AnimaliaBrachiopoda Lingulata42
AnimaliaBrachiopoda Rhynchonellata631
AnimaliaBrachiopoda Strophomenata601
AnimaliaBrachiopoda Tommotiida1 ✝
AnimaliaBryozoa Gymnolaemata18
AnimaliaBryozoa Stenolaemata267
AnimaliaChordata Actinopterygii38
AnimaliaChordata Amphibia47
AnimaliaChordata Cephalaspidomorphi4
AnimaliaChordata Elasmobranchii7
AnimaliaChordata Holocephali2
AnimaliaChordata Myxini1
AnimaliaChordata Reptilia70
AnimaliaChordata Sarcopterygii7
AnimaliaCnidaria Anthozoa443
AnimaliaCnidaria Cubozoa1
AnimaliaCnidaria Hydrozoa3
AnimaliaCnidaria Scyphozoa3
AnimaliaCnidaria Staurozoa13
AnimaliaEchinodermata Asteroidea24
AnimaliaEchinodermata Crinoidea465
AnimaliaEchinodermata Echinoidea14
AnimaliaEchinodermata Holothuroidea73
AnimaliaEchinodermata Ophiuroidea22
AnimaliaHemichordata Enteropneusta7
AnimaliaHemichordata Pterobranchia4
AnimaliaMollusca Bivalvia459
AnimaliaMollusca Cephalopoda1,315
AnimaliaMollusca Gastropoda1,077
AnimaliaMollusca Monoplacophora1
AnimaliaMollusca Polyplacophora23
AnimaliaMollusca Scaphopoda18
AnimaliaNematoda Adenophorea1
AnimaliaPorifera Calcarea2
AnimaliaPorifera Demospongiae21
AnimaliaPorifera Hexactinellida58
BacteriaCyanobacteria Cyanophyceae9
ChromistaForaminifera Globothalamea40
ChromistaForaminifera Monothalamea26
ChromistaForaminifera Tubothalamea241
ChromistaHaptophyta Prymnesiophyceae2
ChromistaMyzozoa Dinophyceae2
ChromistaRadiozoa Polycystina56
FungiAscomycota Dothideomycetes1
PlantaeChlorophyta Chlorophyceae3
PlantaeChlorophyta Trebouxiophyceae1
PlantaeChlorophyta Ulvophyceae39
PlantaeRhodophyta Florideophyceae11
PlantaeRhodophyta Rhodophyceae16
PlantaeTracheophyta Cycadopsida2
PlantaeTracheophyta Ginkgoopsida6
PlantaeTracheophyta Lycopodiopsida18
PlantaeTracheophyta Magnoliopsida6
PlantaeTracheophyta Pinopsida13
PlantaeTracheophyta Polypodiopsida32
 

Geologic Events

Event NameTypeAgeArea
Mauritanide Belt orogeny (concludes)Orogeny~320 - ~270 MaWest Africa
Uralian orogeny (concludes)Orogeny~320 - ~175 MaRussia
Pangaea assembly (begins)Continental Assembly335 - 272 MaGlobal
Charlevoix impactImpact Event342 ± 15 MaQuebec, Canada
Variscan/Hercynian orogeny (concludes)Orogeny~400 - ~280 MaEurope/North America


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