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The Cambrian period follows the Ediacaran and is followed by the Ordovician period. The Cambrian is divided into four epochs or series and ten ages or stages.

The Cambrian Period

The Cambrian Period marks an important point in the history of life on Earth; it is the time when most of the major groups of animals first appear in the fossil ...

Cambrian Period - Science - National Geographic

The Cambrian period, part of the Paleozoic era, produced the most intense burst of evolution ever known. The Cambrian Explosion saw an incredible diversity of ...

Cambrian Period | geochronology |

Jun 9, 2015 ... Earliest time division of the Paleozoic Era, extending from 541 to 485.4 million years ago. The Cambrian Period is divided into four stratigraphic ...
The Cambrian Period opened in the aftermath of a mass extinction. The only animal phylum to evolve after the Cambrian Explosion was the phylum Bryozoa, which appeared during the early Ordovician. Numerous Cambrian fossil beds have been discovered around the world but ... More »
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Cambrian Period & Cambrian Explosion: Facts & Information

Mar 21, 2013 ... The Cambrian Period is the first geological time period of the Paleozoic Era (the “ time of ancient life”). This period lasted about 53 million years ...

Palaeos Paleozoic: Cambrian: The Cambrian Period - 1

An intro to the Cambrian Period, includes a review of each of the geological sub- divisions and the various forms of life that lived during this time.

The Cambrian Period: An Explosion of Life - Fossil Facts and Finds

The Cambrian Period marks the beginning of the Paleozoic Era. This period gets its name from a place in Wales where the first examples of this type of ancient ...

BBC Nature - Cambrian period videos, news and facts

The Cambrian is famed for its explosion of abundant and diverse life forms.

What happened in the Cambrian Period? -

At the beginning of the Cambrian Period, about 542 million years ago, there were sea creatures like hydras, jellyfish, sponges and seaweed living in the oceans, ...

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Q: What is Pre Cambrian era?
A: It is the era which occurred about 550 million years ago when animal life exploded onto the scene, here on planet Earth. Read More »
Q: What was the time period before the Cambrian era?
A: Per-Cambrian. Read More »
Q: What is the time before the Cambrian Era called?
A: The Paleozoic Era is the time before the Cambrian Era. Read More »
Q: What was the significance of cambrian era and the dominant animal...
A: The Cambrian Era is unique in its unusually high Read More »
Q: What do we know about the bacteria in the pre-cambrian era?
A: Most of the fossils found are stromatolites. "It is not known when life originated, but carbon in 3.8 billion year old rocks from islands off western Greenland ... Read More »