Pridoli epoch

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Pridoli Epoch
423–419.2 million years ago
Ages in the Pridoli epoch
-423 —
-422.5 —
-422 —
-421.5 —
-421 —
-420.5 —
-420 —
-419.5 —
-419 —
Ages of the Pridoli epoch.
Axis scale: millions of years ago.

In the geologic timescale, the Přídolí epoch, uppermost subdivision of the Silurian period is dated at between 423 ± 2.3 and 419.2 ± 3.2 mya (million years ago). The Přídolí epoch succeeds the Ludfordian Stage and precedes the Lochkovian, lowest of three Stages within the Lower Devonian geological period. It is named after one locality at the Homolka a Přídolí nature reserve near the Prague suburb, Slivenec, in the Czech Republic.[1] Přídolí is the old name of a cadastral field area.[2]

Palaeontology[edit]

Arthropods[edit]

Arthropods of the Pridoli
Taxa Presence Location Description Images
Brontoscorpio Gorstian-Pridoli Trimpley, Worcestershire, UK

Vertebrates[edit]

Bony fish[edit]

Bony fish of the Fammenian
Taxa Presence Location Description Images

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gradstein, Felix M.; Ogg, James G.; Smith, Alan G. (2004). A Geologic Time Scale 2004. ISBN 9780521786737.
  2. ^ Manda, Štěpán; Frýda, Jiří (2010). "Silurian-Devonian boundary events and their influence on cephalopod evolution: evolutionary significance of cephalopod egg size during mass extinctions". Bulletin of Geosciences. 85 (3): 513–40. doi:10.3140/bull.geosci.1174.