Definition of Lower carboniferous
1. Noun. From 345 million to 310 million years ago; increase of land areas; primitive ammonites; winged insects.
Group relationships: Carboniferous, Carboniferous Period
Generic synonyms: Geological Period, Period
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Literary usage of Lower carboniferous
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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The lower carboniferous or Mississippian series, in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, is made up of thick beds of sandstone and limestone overlaid by ..."
2. Travels in North America in the Years 1841-2: With Geological Observations by Charles Lyell (1845)
"lower carboniferous or ... include beds of gypsum, and limestones charged with marine shells and corals, as the lower carboniferous or gypsiferous series. ..."
3. Report of the Annual Meeting (1889)
"On the lower carboniferous Socles of Gloucestershire. By E. WETHERED, 'FG8., FGS, FRMS In Gloucestershire there are two coalfields, namely, ..."
4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1901)
"FOR more than half a century the lower carboniferous limestones of the ... The crinoidal element in the faunas of the lower carboniferous has been further ..."
5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1911)
"In the lower carboniferous (Culm of Continental authors) many Devonian ... Many specimens with structure preserved are known from the lower carboniferous, ..."
6. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1904)
"SPECIES OF lower carboniferous BRYOZOAN. By RP WHITFIELD. PLATE XI, PIGS. 2 AND 3. Among the many forms of Bryozoans which characterize the Lower ..."