Cambrian period

кембрийский период палеозойской эры

English-Russian dictionary of geology. 2011.

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  • Cambrian Period — Oldest time division of the Paleozoic Era. During the Cambrian, 543–490 million years ago, there were widespread seas and several scattered landmasses. The largest continent was Gondwana. The average climate was probably warmer than today, with… …   Universalium

  • Cambrian period — noun from 544 million to about 500 million years ago; marine invertebrates • Syn: ↑Cambrian • Instance Hypernyms: ↑period, ↑geological period • Part Holonyms: ↑Paleozoic, ↑Paleozoic era …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cambrian — [kam′brēən] adj. 1. of Cambria; Welsh 2. designating or of the first geologic period of the Paleozoic Era, characterized by the development of warm, shallow seas and the first hard shelled marine animals, esp. trilobites and brachiopods n. a… …   English World dictionary

  • Cambrian — For other uses, see Cambrian (disambiguation). Cambrian Period 542–488.3 million years ago …   Wikipedia

  • Cambrian explosion — The Cambrian explosion or Cambrian radiation was the seemingly rapid appearance of most major groups of complex animals around Ma|530, as evidenced by the fossil record. [http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/cambrian/camb.html The Cambrian Period] ]… …   Wikipedia

  • Cambrian substrate revolution — The Cambrian substrate revolution cite journal | author=Bottjer, D.J., Hagadorn, J.W., and Dornbos, S.Q. | title=The Cambrian substrate revolution | journal= | volume=10 | date=2000 | url=http://www.amherst.edu/ jwhagadorn/publications/CSR.pdf |… …   Wikipedia

  • Cambrian–Ordovician extinction events — The Cambrian–Ordovician extinction event occurred approximately 488 million years ago. It was the first major extinction event in the Phanerozoic eon and it eliminated many brachiopods and conodonts, and severely reduced the number of trilobite… …   Wikipedia

  • Cambrian Mountains — The Cambrian Mountains are a series of mountain ranges in Wales, reaching from, and including, the South Wales mountains of the Brecon Beacons, north Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion, to Snowdonia in North Wales. Originally the term Cambrian… …   Wikipedia

  • period — /pear ee euhd/, n. 1. a rather large interval of time that is meaningful in the life of a person, in history, etc., because of its particular characteristics: a period of illness; a period of great profitability for a company; a period of social… …   Universalium

  • Cambrian — /kam bree euhn/, adj. 1. Geol. noting or pertaining to a period of the Paleozoic Era, occurring from 570 million to 500 million years ago, when algae and marine invertebrates were the predominant form of life. See table under geologic time. 2. of …   Universalium

  • Cambrian — 1. adjective /ˈkæm.bɹiən/ a) of a geologic period within the Paleozoic era; comprises lower, middle and Furongian epochs from about 542 to 490 million years ago b) of, or relating to Wales 2 …   Wiktionary

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