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Life by Geological Period
"Why has not anyone seen that fossils alone gave birth to a theory about the formation of the earth, that without them, no one would have ever dreamed that there were successive epochs in the formation of the globe."
Georges Cuvier, Discours Aur Les Rvolutions Du Globe
 
This section of The Dinosaur Fan presents life forms based on the geologic time period or time periods associated with the stratigraphy (i.e., rock layers) in which the evidence of the life form’s existence (e.g., fossils, footprints, eggs) was found. A list of the life forms I’ve thus far identified for each period is provided along with an over view (e.g., flora, fauna, tectonic / paleoclimate information, meteorite impacts), and artist images of that period.
 
Use caution; check the data before you use it. NOTE: the information presented throughout this website has NOT been reviewed by any person or organization. All information has been gathered and/or synthesized by me. I am doing my best to provide accurate data however, if you use material from this website for any reason, I would advise you do so with EXTREME CAUTION as there is a good chance that omissions, errors and/or outdated information may exist.
 
 
Current Life Form Record Totals
No. of GenusNo. of Species
74,897162,330
 
 
 PeriodNo. of Validated Genera *Total Genera In this Site *
Quaternary87,912
Tertiary2717,769
Cretaceous1710,922
Jurassic96,553
Triassic116,390
Permian105,860
Carboniferous54,827
Devonian118,679
Silurian76,078
Ordovician74,718
Cambrian136,836
Proterozoic Eon83,593
Archean Eon01
Hadean00
 
* If a life form lived in multiple geological time periods, it is included in the counts for each of those periods.
 
 

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