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 350 million years ago

Mean atmospheric O2
 163% of modern level

Mean atmospheric CO2
 3x pre-industrial level

Mean temperature
 Same as modern level


Paleozoic Earth - A Carboniferous forest featuring Cordaites angulostriatus & Lepidodendon under a sunny blue sky with high clouds - Natural History Illustration Geologic Time Scale

 Era: Paleozoic
  Period: Carboniferous*
   Epoch: Early
    Age: Tournaisian


Cordaites angulostriatus & Lepidodendron aculeatum

A Carboniferous forest featuring gymnosperms of the species Cordaites angulostriatus and vascular, arborescent (tree-like) plants of the species Lepidodendron aculeatum, circa 350 million years ago.

*AKA Carboniferous/ Mississippian


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