The carboniferous period Jerome Moore
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Carboniferous age, named after the rich seams of coal left in the geological traces of the era.
The Carboniferous stretches from about 358 million years ago to about about 298 million years ago.
Amphibians were the major players, so there was still heavy reliance on water
Early Carboniferous temperatures were pretty clement, around 20 degrees Celsius on average.
the oxygen levels were much higher than they are today because of the high volume of plant life.
Towards the back-end of the Carboniferous the rain-forest system collapsed leading to a cooler drier climate.
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