Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Geologic Time The Story of a Changing Earth
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The Ordovician
Contents
Eon Overview
Reef Ecosystems and the Paleozoic Fauna
New Animals as Biostratigraphic Tools
Ordovician Climate and Plate Tectonics
Evidence
Ordovician trilobite
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Starfish
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Foundational Concepts
Dating Methods
Earth Processes
Life Processes
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References:
Briggs, D. E. G., D. H.Erwin, and F. J. Collier. 1994. The Fossils of the Burgess Shale. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press. 238 pp.

Wood, Rachel, A. Yu. Zhuravlev, and Francoise Debrenne. 1992. Functional biology and ecology of Archaeocyatha. Palaios 7:131–156.

Zhuravlev, A. Yu., and Robert Riding. 2001. The Ecology of the Cambrian Radiation. New York: Columbia University Press. 525 pp.



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