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Carboniferous Landscape (http://www.geology.wisc.edu/homepages/g100s2/public_html/Geologic_Time/L14_Penn_Life.jpg)

CARBONIFEROUS PERIOD Terrestrial life was well established by the Carboniferous period. Amphibians were the dominant land vertebrates.

Ordovician

A diorama portraying the seas of the Ordovician Period (from the Exhibit Museum, University of Michigan)

Diceratosaurus laevus. 310 million years ago. Late Carboniferous period. The territory of modern state of Ohio, USA. In the foreground of the water crept ancient amphibian diceratosaurus.

310 million years ago. The territory of modern state of Ohio, USA. In the foreground of the water crept ancient amphibian diceratosaurus.

Life in the Seas I: The Cambrian (detail) by Eugene Parnell, 2005  —-  (urethane foam, epoxy resin,  recycled glass, plant fibers, pigment, found object)

Life in the Seas I: The Cambrian (detail) by Eugene Parnell, 2005 —- (urethane…

Lycopsid Forest as found at Joggins, Nova Scotia, Canada

Lycopsid Forest as found at Joggins, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Permian period saw the creation of the supercontinent Pangaea, where shallow seas in and around the huge landmass offered a home to an abundance of life. This diorama at the University of Michigan's Museum of Natural History shows some of the flora and fauna that thrived in Permian seas, including trilobites, gastropods, clams, nautiluses, and corals.

Permian Seafloor Photograph by University of Michigan Exhibit Museum of Natural History.

The Invertebrate: The Super-Predator - Anomalocaris of the Cambrian Era

Much has been written about dinosaurs and the fury of T-Rex in popular culture; but are you aware there were giant creatures dominating Earth's oceans long, long before the dino-era ending 65 million years ago?

Paleozoic Earth - Primitive jawless fish of the genus Doryaspis swim amongst a bed of sea anemones 410 million years ago; Lyktaspis; Panthalassa; Panthalassic Ocean; Paleo Tethys Sea - Natural History Illustration

Paleozoic Earth - Primitive jawless fish of the genus Doryaspis swim amongst a bed of sea anemones 410 million years ago;

Hateg Island Azhdarchid

This unnamed pterosaur is one of three azhdarchids that acted as top predators on an island in prehistoric Romania.

Europelta carbonensis a basal ankylosaur from the Early Creataceous of Teruel, Spain. By Román García Mora.

Europelta carbonensis a basal ankylosaur from the Early Creataceous of Teruel, Spain. By Román García Mora.

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