Geological Time Table

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    Period Millions of Years Ago Life Forms
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Ceneozoic Quaternary Holocene 10,000 years ago Man, flourishing of mammals,
Ice Age
Pleistocene 2.6
Tertiary Pliocene 5-2.5 First hominids, horses, caninetapirs, rodents
Miocene 23-5
Oligocene 33-23
Eocene 54-33
Paleocene 65-24
Mesozoic Cretaceous   146-65 marine invertebrates, marsupials, pterosaurs
Jurassic   208-146 Suaropods, birds, flowering plants
Triassic   248-248 First mammals, turtles, ichtyosaur, first dinosaurs, flying reptiles
Paleozoic Permian   280-248 More abundance of amphibians and reptiles
Pennsylvanian (Carboniferous)   325-280 First reptiles, ferns, cockroaches
Mississippian   360-325 First-winged insects
Devonian   408-360 Fish, sharks, first amphibians, and land plants
Silurian   438-408 First-jawed fishes, first insects, first plants
Ordovician   505-438 First primitive plants, corals, fungi, primitive fish
Cambrian   575-500 Trilobites, mollusks, brachiopods, algae
pre cambrian Proterozoic Late Pre-Cambrian   575  
Archeozoic Early Pre-cambrian   2,500  
 
 

About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.