Palaeozoic Geology

Some of the more informative sites on the www for rocks of Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian, Devonian, Carboniferous and Permian age.

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Educational Sites

The Virtual Silurian Reef ****
Cool site with excellent reconstructions and loads of other information on Silurian Reefs. Good starting point for anyone interested in Palaeozoic marine life.
Biology's Big Bang ***
The Cambrian explosion of life.
The Silurian ***
Excellent summary of the Silurian worldwide.
Palaeozoic fossils ***
A discussion of.
Palaeozoic benthos ***
Ordovician Permian marine life with images.
Permian Mass Extinction ***
Discussion of the marine extinction and faunal diversification on land.
The Palaeozoic Era ***
Brief summary with images.
Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian and Devonian ***
The Geology of Ohio.
Devonian ***
Evolution of tetrapods and related marine fossils.
Ordovician ***
Life in the Ordovician sea.
Palaeozoic Palaeobotany **
List of world field locations and bibliography.
Burgess Shale Fossils **
Fossil images and summary text about the Cambrian Burgess Shale of Canada.

Worldwide field guides
Arkansas, Ouachitas, Structure, Stratigraphy, and Sedimentology of Paleozoic Rocks
Illinois, Mazon creek, Pennsylvanian, Francis Creek Shale fossils.
Kentucky, Kentucky River, Ordovician.
Maryland, Sidelong Hill, Mississippian, structural and sedimentary geology.
Nevada, Early Cambrian Fossils In Western Nevada
Nevada, Ordovician Fossils In The Toquima Range
New York, Mohawk River Valley, Ordovician sedimentology and tectonism.
Texas, The Permian Reef Complex (Delaware Basin) of West Texas
Wisconsin, Illinois, Silurian reefs, palaeoenvironmental reconstruction, sedimentology and palaeontology
Newquay, Turbidites of the Welsh Coast Silurian

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