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Paleozoic Era

Had major periods of biological diversity & oldest era

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Cambrian Explosion

When all major animals began to appear in the fossil record

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Ordovician Period

Best known for its diverse marine invertebrates

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Silurian Period

First evidence that terrestrial anthropods moved on land and general stablization of Earth's climate.

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Devonian Period

Tetrapod vertebrates began to colonize the land & First Amphibians began to appear on the land

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Carboniferous Period

Called the Carboniferous Period because this is where our modern coal deposits were founded `

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Permian Period

This is when the continents came together to form Pangeae

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Mesozoic Era

Age of Reptiles

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Triassic Period

Was mainly dominated by Archosuar reptiles

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Jurassic Period

When Dinosuars ruled 

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Cretaceaus Period

Brought upon by an asteroid impact near the Yucatan Peninsula which triggered volcanic eruptions

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Ceriozoic Era

Up to present day

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Paleogene Period

Characterized by the rise in mammals & the origins of apes

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Neogene Period

The Isthmus of Panamda joined North & South America

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Quaternary Period

The Pleistocene composed almost all of this period except for the last 10,000yrs.

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Hominin 

The Hominins were apart of a larger group of primate Hominids

Hominids inclued :: orangutangs, gorillas, chimps, and humans