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Hierarchy:Phanerozoic Paleozoic  Carboniferous   Pennsylvanian
Classification:Age (as per International Commission on Stratigraphy)
Top:315.2 ± 0.2 Ma
Base:323.2 ± 0.4 Ma
Follows:Mississippian Serpukhovian
GSSP:Arrow Canyon, Nevada, USA
GSSP location:36.7333°N, 114.7780°W
GSSP link:View Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point of the International Commission on Stratigraphy
Fossil Record

Data via PaleoBioDB

Taxa Count Key
First appearance
First appearance and extinction
Related precursors
KingdomPhylumClassTaxa Count
AnimaliaAnnelida Polychaeta28
AnimaliaArthropoda Arachnida108
AnimaliaArthropoda Branchiopoda6
AnimaliaArthropoda Cephalocarida1
AnimaliaArthropoda Chilopoda2
AnimaliaArthropoda Insecta368
AnimaliaArthropoda Malacostraca10
AnimaliaArthropoda Maxillopoda1
AnimaliaArthropoda Ostracoda210
AnimaliaArthropoda Pycnogonida1
AnimaliaArthropoda Remipedia1
AnimaliaArthropoda Trilobita32
AnimaliaBrachiopoda Chileata4
AnimaliaBrachiopoda Craniata7
AnimaliaBrachiopoda Lingulata30
AnimaliaBrachiopoda Rhynchonellata340
AnimaliaBrachiopoda Strophomenata290
AnimaliaBryozoa Gymnolaemata15
AnimaliaBryozoa Stenolaemata177
AnimaliaChordata Actinopterygii25
AnimaliaChordata Reptilia5
AnimaliaChordata Sarcopterygii2
AnimaliaCnidaria Anthozoa222
AnimaliaCnidaria Cubozoa1
AnimaliaCnidaria Hydrozoa3
AnimaliaCnidaria Scyphozoa1
AnimaliaCnidaria Staurozoa6
AnimaliaEchinodermata Asteroidea11
AnimaliaEchinodermata Crinoidea237
AnimaliaEchinodermata Echinoidea11
AnimaliaEchinodermata Holothuroidea41
AnimaliaEchinodermata Ophiuroidea8
AnimaliaHemichordata Enteropneusta4
AnimaliaHemichordata Pterobranchia2
AnimaliaMollusca Bivalvia302
AnimaliaMollusca Cephalopoda749
AnimaliaMollusca Gastropoda548
AnimaliaMollusca Monoplacophora1
AnimaliaMollusca Polyplacophora8
AnimaliaMollusca Scaphopoda9
AnimaliaPorifera Calcarea2
AnimaliaPorifera Hexactinellida35
BacteriaCyanobacteria Cyanophyceae9
ChromistaForaminifera Globothalamea33
ChromistaForaminifera Monothalamea25
ChromistaForaminifera Tubothalamea132
ChromistaMyzozoa Dinophyceae2
ChromistaRadiozoa Polycystina27
FungiAscomycota Dothideomycetes1
PlantaeChlorophyta Chlorophyceae3
PlantaeChlorophyta Ulvophyceae27
PlantaeRhodophyta Florideophyceae9
PlantaeRhodophyta Rhodophyceae9
PlantaeTracheophyta Cycadopsida1
PlantaeTracheophyta Ginkgoopsida3
PlantaeTracheophyta Lycopodiopsida3
PlantaeTracheophyta Magnoliopsida5
PlantaeTracheophyta Pinopsida6
PlantaeTracheophyta Polypodiopsida18

Geologic Events

Event NameTypeAgeArea
Mauritanide Belt orogeny (concludes)Orogeny~320 - ~270 MaWest Africa
Uralian orogeny (concludes)Orogeny~320 - ~175 MaRussia
Pangaea assembly (ongoing)Continental Assembly335 - 272 MaGlobal
Variscan/Hercynian orogeny (concludes)Orogeny~400 - ~280 MaEurope/North America

Overview of geological time

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